The Federal cabinet chaired by President Imran Khan at PM House to discuss a nine-point agenda on Tuesday approved a taskforce to oversee improvements in civil law and National Accountability Bureau – NAB Laws, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said. Speaking to press conference after a cabinet meeting, Information Minister said that the Law Minister Farogh Naseem will head the taskforce to bring about “effective” NAB laws.
In addition, committees have also been formed to supervise formation of a new Southern Punjab province, FATA, as well related to creation of jobs and housing. The South Punjab committee includes Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PTI leader Khusro Bakhtiar, and will also contact Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the regard.
Further, the committee on FATA will be answerable for overseeing matters related to the former agency’s merger with KPK. A taskforce has also been created to confirm implementation of a woman’s share in inheritance, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday assured to introduce reforms to enhance tax collection in a week’s time, increase the tax base, and improve governance to boost foreign investment. We will do all within our means to stand up on our own feet. We cannot continue to live on loans and still desire for self-respect,” he said during his first speech in the Senate.
He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has boarded upon a cost-cutting severity drive to reduce its expenses. The processes are aimed at giving a clear message to all that the money of the taxpayers is not meant for flashy lifestyle of the rulers, but for spending on the welfare of the people, he said.
We are working on a plan to raise our tax base, improve governance, bring in foreign investment and generate revenue,” PM Imran shared, adding that the government aims to improve FBR’s performance.