PM Abbasi chairs federal cabinet meeting | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is currently chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad.

Sources said that an 11-point agenda based on country’s security and economy would be discussed in the meeting.

The cabinet would approve the country’s memorandums of understanding with other countries.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who survived an attack against him recently, is also attending the meeting and received a warm welcome from the federal ministers. 

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was discharged Monday afternoon from the Services Hospital, where he was being treated after being shot at.

Iqbal underwent two operations, one aimed at removing the bullet from his lower torso and the other to mend his broken elbow bone. He had sustained a fracture after the bullet scraped his elbow and then hit his lower abdomen.

He was injured during an assassination attempt at a corner meeting in his constituency Narowal on May 6. 

Parliamentary party meeting  

While chairing a parliamentary party meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday, the PM had taken PML-N lawmakers into confidence over the developments after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement on the Mumbai attacks, which was played up the Indian media stirring a controversy in the country.

Moreover, the PM also issued party guidelines during the meeting to ensure the presence of PML-N MNAs when the budget will be tabled in the assembly.

During the assembly session on Friday, the finance minister could not make his budget speech as the session was adjourned due to the low number of lawmakers.

Sources also said the PM took party members into confidence over the government’s plan to table a constitutional amendment to merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 

The PM is expected to chair another parliamentary party meeting today. 

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