ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani here on Wednesday while chairing Federal Cabinet's fourth meeting directed the Minister for Water and Power to make arrangements for additional generation of 2200 megawatt of electricity this year on an emergency basis to provide relief to the people and the industrial sector. "The meeting also reviewed the wheat procurement and expressed satisfaction that it was going at a faster pace", the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman told the media while briefing about the Federal Cabinet meeting and added, "Five million tons of wheat would be procured this year and in the next three to four years Pakistan will become a wheat surplus country". She told that the Federal Cabinet had also approved to import 250,000 tons of wheat to meet the emergency need of the country.        "Ministry of Water and Power has already added 310 MW through saving of line losses", Sherry stated. The Minister said the Cabinet had deliberated upon the severe energy shortage and probed the possibilities of various measures that could be adopted to conserve energy. "The special Cabinet meeting will come up with a constructive policy for saving energy and power generation", Sherry Rehman said.  She said conservation measures were needed to provide some sort of relief to the people particularly during the summer. She said there was also discussion for introduction of five working days in a week but it was decided that this would be discussed during the emergency meeting of the Cabinet. "The meeting was informed that the housing deficit is very high and thirty-five per cent urban population is living in Katchi Abadis and irregular localities; therefore an implementation committee will be formed for the housing sector to recommend provision of civic amenities to the people living in these localities", the Minister said. Sherry Rehman said that the Prime Minister had asked the Ministry of Housing and Works to come up with concrete proposals in consultation with all the stakeholders to build one million housing units every year for low-income sections of the society at affordable price. She said that the Cabinet had also directed the Ministry of Interior to computerize the record of the Katchi Abadis with a clear objective of development planning of the Abadis to provide civic amenities to the residents.        She said that the Cabinet had approved in principle to start negotiations on draft agreement on security cooperation between Pakistan and Iran. "It also approved the decisions including avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion of income tax and the ratification of agreement between Governments of Pakistan and Zimbabwe on deputation of Pakistan Armed Forces personnel to Zimbabwe", she further said.       The Minister said the Cabinet accorded ex post facto approval for initiation of negotiations for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Government of Pakistan and Government of Malaysia in the field of agriculture, livestock and trade. To a query about the postponement of by-elections, she said, "The Government wants that the bye-elections should be held in June". She said Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gillani and Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari had discussed the matter and the Government hoped that the Election Commission would fulfil its constitutional responsibility by conducting the polls in June. She said there was also discussion on the political situation in the country and referred to the reconciliation efforts of the Government. She said the Prime Minister had already ordered for tracing out the missing persons and there was also withdrawal of troops from Balochistan. She said the Federal Government was keeping Balochistan development on its high priority. PASSCO will provide one lac tons and Sindh Government fifty thousand tons of wheat to Balochistan. She told that the Cabinet had decided to fix minimum pension of Rs 2000 and had also decided to create a fund for industrial workers from which marriage loans would be allocated for the marriage of labourers' daughters. On judges' restoration committee the Minister said, "The committee on the judges is holding meetings and would come up with a comprehensive plan to reinstate as well as carry the current judges that we have with us." On price hike and inflation, she said prices of edible commodities and oil in the international market had risen which had left an adverse impact on national economy.       Sherry Rehman said it was unfortunate that the previous regime handed over power to the people's representatives with economy in dire straits and added this Government was ready to face challenges and would surely provide relief to the masses as it did in the past. The Government was making all-out efforts to bring stability in the prices of daily use items. The aim of the Government was to facilitate the poorest of the poor and in this regard it is already taking measures to launch a scheme for provision of food items on subsidized rates.       Responding to a question, she said that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had told the Cabinet that within the next 14 months, the economy would be able to turn around. On energy policy, she said, "Conservation was discussed in detail during the meeting, but certainly there was a need for a comprehensive energy policy in the country." She said the present Government would promote the policy of constructing small dams and utilize all resources like solar, wind, coal, to meet the energy demand. The Minister said the past Government should have thought about the increasing power demand as without enough power wheels, the economy cannot move forward.