Giving a briefing in Islamabad this afternoon on decisions taken by the federal cabinet, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet formally approved the Asset Declaration Bill, which will be enforced after getting President’s assent.

She said the cabinet was informed that billions of rupees were spent in international litigations from national exchequer that increased from 6 in 2016 to 45 this year.

She said 100 million dollars as the fee has been paid during the last five years while 10 million dollars are to be paid this month in international legal fees.

Special Assistant on Information said Prime Minister directed Attorney General of Pakistan that all ministries should carefully do their homework before signing international agreements in order to avoid legal troubles.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan also directed to evolve a long term policy in coordination with provinces to control inflation in the country.

She said the cabinet approved taking measures for the facilitation of Pakistani citizens detained abroad on various charges. She said the Prime Minister directed to bring back Pakistani citizens from Malaysia after arranging required funding for that purpose.

Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet also directed establishment of low-priced bazars and availability of essential items at Utility Stores to facilitate common people during Ramadan.

She said approved appointment of Major General Umar Ahmed Bukhari as Director General of Rangers in Sindh.

Courtsey: Radio Pakistan

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