Federal Cabinet approves National Hazardous Waste Management Policy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Country’s first-ever National Hazardous Waste Management Policy which implementation would help protecting health of the people and Country’s environment.


Briefing the media persons in Islamabad on Tuesday along with other cabinet members including the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and Qamar Zaman Kaira, the Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said that the National Action Plan for the implementation of the National Hazardous Waste Management Policy will be framed within three months.

While Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the Federal Cabinet also approved the new rules under visa regime review for Afghan Citizens.

Under new rules, Pakistan’s Consulates all over the world will process the visas of Afghan citizens by considering their Country of stay instead of their Country of origin. Through online visa facilitation, Afghan citizens including drivers, transporters and helpers will be able to extend their visas for six months.

The information minister said that the authority to extend the visas from six months to a period of one year has been given to the Ministry of Interior. She said that visa regime review also includes relaxation of visa provision to Afghan patients.

The minister also told that to continue the process of facilitating ease of doing business in the Country, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif constituted a Cabinet Committee.

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