ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet was informed that 5G Spectrum will be launched in the Country next year and several companies are showing interest in it, the Minister for Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said.
Briefing the media about the Federal Cabinet meeting held in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Chair, the information minister said that the prime minister directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ensure quality telecom services in every nook and corner of the Country.
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The minister told that in today’s meeting, the Cabinet decided to introduce comprehensive reforms in the criminal justice system.
Fawad Chaudhry told that the Minister for Law Farogh Naseem gave a detailed briefing to the Cabinet meeting about the proposed criminal law reforms.
The information minister said that these criminal law reforms will change the entire system of criminal justice and address matters relating to delay in trials and registration of FIRs.
The minister said that improving the justice system is on the agenda of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that this matter will now be discussed in the Cabinet Committee on Law and then these reforms will be enforced.
Fawad Chaudhry said that in line with the government’s austerity drive, the Cabinet rejected the proposal to give 10 percent adhoc relief in basic salaries to the Chairman Senate, the Deputy Chairman Senate, the Speaker National Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, and other Parliamentarians.
In addition, the Federal Cabinet approved a reduction in additional customs duty on auto parts from 7 to 2 percent to promote indigenous production of vehicles.
The minister said that the additional customs duty on heavy commercial vehicles has also been reduced from 7 to 2 percent.
The information minister also told that the Cabinet approved the proposed Quaid-e-Azam Foundation Act for the establishment of the Quaid-e-Azam Foundation.