PM Khan directs to activate Corona Relief Tiger Force across country

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Cabinet decides to amend laws for appointment of heads of govt institutions

From Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday directed to activate Corona Relief Tiger Force across the country.

Presiding over a high-level meeting to review weekly report of the Tiger Force, PM Imran asked the chief ministers and chief secretaries to operationalize the force at district, Tehsil and union council level.

Terming volunteers of Tiger Force ‘heroes of the nation’, the prime minister directed to ensure complete cooperation with them. He directed the authorities to ensure excellent cooperation at administrative level to provide maximum relief to masses. On the occasion, PM Imran paid rich tribute to the volunteers of the Tiger Force and said that they were the asset of the country.

Earlier on May 11, Special Assistant to PM on Youth Usman Dar had met Prime Minister Imran Khan and presented him first report on activities of Corona Tiger Relief Force soon after its mobilization.

The focal person on Corona Relief Tiger Force had briefed the prime minister on the cooperation extended by the provincial governments with the force.

He had said that registration of youth at union council level helped them in recruiting jobless people. Usman Dar had expressed his satisfaction on reports received from the provinces but also presented a report of lack of cooperation from the Sindh authorities on the matter.

Meanwhile, Federal Cabinet yesterday decided to make amendments in existing laws for appointment of heads of various government s institutions in the country. The federal cabinet discussed a seven-point agenda in the meeting.

During the meeting, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs presented 39 proposals to the prime minister on electoral reforms, which the later appreciated, while a report on the appointments without cabinet approval was also presented in the meeting. The cabinet approved the appointment of Dr Behrawar Jan as Member National Accounts in Pakistan Bureau of Statistics and Ayaz-ud-Din as Member Census Survey.

The issue of the subsidy price of cotton will be reconsidered in the committee.

The cabinet approved the names of the members of National Commission for Status of Women and National Bureau of Statistics. It also approved decisions taken by the Cabinet s Committee on Energy and Economic Coordination Committee.

A committee headed by Dr Ishrat Hussain has also been set up to appoint competent persons from across the country and abroad to head government institutions and the committee will make recommendations for amendments to the rules and regulations.

The cabinet reviewed matters pertaining to audit survey regarding embezzlement at Karachi Port Trust.

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