Senate elections to be held through open-balloting: PM Imran

Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan, Imran Khan has aired high concerns over holding the upcoming elections of Senate through open-balloting system.

While addressing a meeting of federal cabinet, he emphasized the eradication of traditional poll-taking in Senate elections.

Moreover, the federal cabinet apart from poll-conduction procedures, presented a nine-point agenda which included approval of salary increment for federal government employees along with the call for the provincial governments to handle increment issues for employees.

Briefing of the national vaccination drive was also given during the meeting. Whereas PM Imran highlighted that the provision of Covid-19 vaccine will be ensured to every citizen with out any discrimination, and directed the provincial governments to take charge of transparent and honest distribution  in the whole process. 

Water Resources Minister, Faisal Vawda air his reservations on bureaucracy’s inadequate conduct while execution of government’s directions. Most of the bureaucrats are working properly while a few are creating hurdles, he was quoted in the meeting. 

However, a notice of the complain by the PM was taken and decision on further probe to the matter was forwarded.  

Furthermore, approval of Masroor Khan as chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) along with green-lighted signing agreements with 46 independent power producers (IPPs) was given. 

The federal cabinet also gave the approval to establishment of 30 more accountability courts in country. In addition to this, the premier was also updated by Airport Metro Bus project whose launching ceremony is coming soon, as per shared by the sources.  

It granted a three-month extension in Afghan Transit Trade agreement, issuing the installment of monitory cameras of 80 sugar mills, simultaneously.

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