Cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2018, decides not to incrase Hajj dues

ISLAMABAD: The federal cupboard on Tuesday gave in theory approval to the Hajj Policy 2018, with sure amendments, and made up our minds not to building up Hajj dues this yr underneath the Government Hajj Scheme.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the assembly of federal cupboard right here on the PM House all the way through which the Hajj Policy and Plan, 2018 used to be introduced.

Minister for Religious Affairs would grasp a press briefing to spotlight salient options of the Hajj Policy 2018, in accordance to a press unlock issued right here after the cupboard assembly.

The assembly ratified mins of the conferences of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) hung on November 1, November 13 and November 18, 2017, respectively.

Minutes of the conferences of Cabinet Committee on CPEC hung on November nine and November 17, 2017 have been additionally ratified by the Cabinet.

The Cabinet accorded permission, in concept, to signal the revised Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea on sending and receiving of staff beneath the Employment Permit System.

The assembly authorized modification within the Schedule of FIA Act, 1974. The modification objectives at bringing the offences of blasphemy and pornography within the ambit of Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2016. Observing that the directives issued to PEMRA to off-air and later on-air transmission of Private TV Channels on 25 Nov 2017 and 26 Nov 2017, respectively, as coverage directives of the Federal executive, the assembly accorded ex-post facto approval to the 2 directives.

The Federal Cabinet granted ex-post facto approval to the appointment of Mr Muhammad Arshad Khan Jadoon as Chairman Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Employees (ITNE) and in addition authorized granting of MP-1 scale for him.

The appointment has been made for 2 years.

The Cabinet authorized appointment of Mr Qurban Ali Khan as Member Technical in Customs Appellate Tribunal (CAT) Peshawar, Mr Saud Imran Ahmed in CAT Bench-I Lahore and Dr.

Zulfiqar Ahmed Malik in CAT Bench-I Karachi.

Resignation of Mr Ali Suleman Habib, as Director from PIACL Board, used to be authorized.

The Cabinet authorized appointment of Rear Admiral Zaka-ur-Rehman, SI(M) as Director General Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA).

Amendment within the Guidelines of Prime Minister’s Global SDGs Achievement Programme used to be additionally authorized.

The assembly additionally granted ex-post facto approval to the formation of National Implementation Committee on FATA Reforms.

Minister for Defence and Corp Commander 11 Corp were incorporated within the top degree implementation committee.

The Cabinet authorized Medical Devices Rules, 2017 in lieu of Rules, 2015.The Federal Cabinet additionally authorized amendments in Sales Tax Special Procedure Rules 2007 to supply for (i) permitting exploration and manufacturing firms serving as operators in a petrol concession space to switch proportionate enter tax to different running hobby house owners and (ii) exclusion from additional tax chargeable underneath Rule-58T of Sales Tax Special Procedure Rules 2007 on provide of lubricants to and by lubricating oil advertising firms registered with OGRA to registered producers for in-house intake.

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