Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office Wednesday.

The cabinet approved signing of a treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Peoples Republic of China.

Approval for signing of the agreement between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on transfer of convicted individuals was also granted.

The cabinet approved government to government agreement for rendering of services by NADRA to the Government of Somalia for the development of Somali National Identification System.

Prevention of Smuggling of Migrants Act, 2018 was also approved. The cabinet approved appointment of Ghulam Taqi Sajid as Chairman, Drug Court, Islamabad.

Appointment of Mohammad Akram, District and Sessions Judge, as Judge, Special Court (Control of Narcotic Substances), Rawalpindi was also approved.

The cabinet approved appointment of Fida Mohammad Wazir as Managing Director, Public Procurement Regulatory authority (PPRA).

Appointment of Mohammad Naveed as Member (Finance) Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was approved. It was decided that the newly appointed Member (Finance) would also work as Chairman PTA for three months.

The Cabinet also approved a proposal to delete 11 items from the Compulsory Certification Mark Scheme of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority while 03 items would be added to the list. The items added to Compulsory Certification Mark Scheme include liquid tea/coffee whitener, powder tea/coffee whitener and refined palm olein. 

The Cabinet accorded its approval to notify Maximum Retail Prices of 139 new additional pack sizes of already registered drugs which will help reducing the prices of these drugs.

Appointment of Abdul Aleem Memon as Director General Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority was also approved.