Cabinet approves Pak-China agreement on solar power generation in Gwadar


ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet has approved an agreement between China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority and Chinese Ministry of Environment to provide 3,000 solar power generations to the people of Gwadar, who are facing the problem of electricity.

This was revealed by Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry after the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said that the cabinet has approved provision of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold Local Government elections in the Islamabad through EVMs.

The minister said that ECP had written a letter to the Ministry of Science and Technology for the provision of EVMs and the federal cabinet directed the ministry to acquire the same as per ECP’s demand.

He said the cabinet was briefed that Omicron cases are rising in Pakistan and keeping this in view it was stressed that precautionary measures should be followed to avoid spread of this variant of Coronavirus.

Talking about the Health Card programme, he said this initiative is being launched gradually in Punjab, while the entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has already been provided this facility. He said all members of a family registered in NADRA record can get treatment up to one million rupees from all government and designated private hospitals. He said this facility is available to admitted patients only. He said Punjab is going to contribute 400 billion rupees for this programme and Sindh Government should also play its due role to provide quality health facilities to the people of Sindh, state broadcaster reported.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said prices of essential items are decreasing, which is a good omen.

He said the cabinet also approved the tabling of Finance (Supplementary) Bill, 2021 in the National Assembly.

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