Federal cabinet allows Afghan refugees to stay in Pakistan until 2015


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Thursday allowed Afghan refugees to stay in Pakistan until 2015 and also approved 10-year extension in the quota of provinces in federal services.

A meeting of the federal cabinet was held in Islamabad on Thursday with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair, during which a 12-point agenda was discussed.

During the meeting, the quota of provinces in the recruitment for federal services, which was to expire on Aug 31 this year, was extended for ten years, whereas the cabinet decided to postpone amendment in the Civil Servants Act, 1973.

The cabinet gave assent to the recent agreements signed with China during Sharif’s visit and to the decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

The federal cabinet also approved the construction of fast track and long term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, which included the setting up of a 1000 million cubic feet (MMCF) LNG terminal in Karachi.

Moreover, speaking about the no-confidence motion moved against the prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the Pakistan Muslim league – Nawaz (PML-N) chose not to become a party over the issue and those found in violation of the PML-N’s discipline would be dealt with sternly.

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