Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, while giving a briefing on cabinet decisions on Thursday, said that the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will brief about the achievements of the government in various sectors during the first hundred days on 29th of this month.

He said that the landmark achievements in education, health, environment, management and other sectors, during the three months, were a record in history of the country.

The minister said that the cabinet dilated upon the issue of tenure safety of senior bureaucrats in detail. A suggestion has been made that the federal secretaries should be provisionally appointed for a period of six months at a ministry and after successful completion of that period, their appointment will be extended for two and half year.

During this period they will not be transferred or removed from their positions. He said that the PM firmly believes that bureaucracy should be free from any political interference. Fawad further said that the appointment of bureaucrats should be linked with their performance and not political connections.

He said the cabinet has decided to form a cabinet committee headed by Shehzad Arbab, to look into the affairs of tenures of bureaucrats and present its suggestions to the cabinet. Other members of the Committee will be Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Railways Minister Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad, and Prime Minister's Advisor on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain.

The minister said that the cabinet took decision about the rehabilitation of 193 state-owned enterprises by deciding to incorporate Sarmaya Pakistan Company. The PM will head the Board of Governors of this company while three ministers will be its members. Top professionals from various fields will be hired to become part of Board of Governors.

It will look into the affairs of all state owned enterprises and will give suggestions to cabinet for running these on professional lines. Fawad said that the cabinet also discussed the case of Afsheen Baksh, a Danish woman of Pakistani descent, whose two daughters were forcibly brought to Pakistan against the ruling of a Danish court. It has been decided that a barrister will do preliminary inquiry and then final decision will be made regarding the minor girls' stay in Pakistan or repatriation to Denmark, as we respect the decisions of foreign courts.

The minister said that the cabinet also decided that all Pakistani prisoners incarcerated abroad will be given legal assistance as looking after their interests is responsibility of the government.

He said that the government was also committed to bring Dr Aaafia Siddiqui back to the country and all necessary efforts will be made in this regard.