ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved to increase the visa period from 120 days to 150 days for those coming to Pakistan from Tablighi Jamaat from abroad.
The approval was accorded on the recommendation of the Ministry of Interior.
In its meeting held in Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Federal Cabinet also approved to grant 45 days Visa on Arrival for Tablighi Jamaat.
The visas can be obtained through the online visa portal.
The Cabinet also approved the procedure for the appointment of the EOBI (Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution) Chairman. This appointment will be carried out under the Competitive Process of Management Position Scale Policy 2020.
Besides, the Cabinet on the recommendation of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis Postponed approval to issue Overseas Employment Promoter Licenses.
In the meeting, the Advisor for Finance presented a comparative review of the prices of essential commodities and told that the weekly inflation fell to 0.67% while prices of five commodities have seen a reduction trend.
The Cabinet was informed that apart from the prices of ghee and tea leaves in the region, prices of all other household items are lower in Pakistan. These items include flour, grams, dal mash, dal mung, tomato, onion, chicken, and petrol.
It was further informed that the prices of flour, sugar, lentils, and gram lentils in Sindh are much higher than other provinces.
The Cabinet expressed grave concerns over the rising prices of essential commodities in Sindh.