Previous govts’ recruitments ruined institutions: Shibli Cabinet defers proposal to enhance PTV fee


Staff Reporter


Lashing out at former rulers, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said that the previous governments of PML-N and PPP destroyed state institutions through politically motivated recruitment.
Addressing a press conference following a federal cabinet meeting, Shibli Faraz said that the former governments brought the PTV to the verge of collapse, adducing that state TV is facing problems in paying pension to its around three thousand pensioners.
He maintained that the federal cabinet has approved restructuring of PTV and the proposal regarding enhancing PTV license fee has been deferred till next week for detailed deliberations over the matter.
The minister said the cabinet also appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision making it compulsory for public office holders to declare their assets to ensure transparency and to increase people’s confidence in their representatives.
Shibli Faraz said the PM also directed to pay all the outstanding amounts of media houses by next week.
Responding to a question, Shibli Faraz said the government has allowed the public and private sector to import the wheat and flour to avoid any shortage. The minister said the cabinet also approved Treasury Single Account Rules 2020, amendments in the Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2020, amendments in Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, and National Health Emergency Response Act 2020.
Shibli said that the PTI government’s construction sector incentives would not only revive the economy but provide homes to the low-income people, a slogan of another political party but being translated into reality under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Shibli said under the plan mortgage facilities would be extended to the housing sector which would revolutionize the entire concept of house building.

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