Legal powers given to DSJs to check smuggling in 19 districts

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Observer Report

Islamabad

The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday met with Prime Minister Imran Khan, approved the delegation of legal powers to the District and Sessions Judges (DSJs) of 19 districts to check smuggling.
The powers have been given under clause 8(2) of the Covid-19 (Prevention of Smuggling) Ordinance 2020.
The cabinet was told that with no shortage of wheat and sugar in the country, there would be no increase in the prices of the two commodities.
The prime minister told the cabinet members that with a clear procedure in place for the Members of the National Assembly to address the issues of their respective constituencies, in that regard action would be taken against the district administration and the responsible officers of the departments concerned for not timely addressing the problems.
The cabinet approved the appointment of Rina Saeed Khan as Chairperson of Islamabad Wildlife Management Board.
It also approved the appointment of Chairperson and Member of the National Commission for Human Development. The Commission also included the representation of provinces, Islama-bad, minorities and women.
The cabinet accorded an in-principle approval to the procedure for appointment of Chief Executive Officers in the important public institutions and companies.

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