PM chairs caretaker Federal Cabinet meeting

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ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk chaired a meeting of the caretaker Federal Cabinet in Islamabad Wednesday.

Secretary Interior gave a detailed briefing to the Cabinet about the functions of the ministry and its various attached departments. He also informed the meeting on various legislative and administrative policy initiatives taken for ensuring internal security and law and order in the country.

Interior Secretary also briefed the Cabinet on various measures being taken by his ministry to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan and the provincial governments for holding free, fair and peaceful elections.

Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr. Shamshad Akhter gave an overview of the economy and the present situation of various economic indicators.

While noting satisfactory GDP growth rate of around 6%, the Cabinet underscored the need for taking immediate measures within the mandate of the caretaker government to address certain issues related to balance of payment, fiscal and debt sustainability and better management of public sector enterprises.

The Caretaker Prime Minister directed the Finance division to formulate a comprehensive strategy containing immediate measures as well as a blueprint of long term structural reform package for the consideration of the incoming elected government.

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