Federal Cabinet approves to amend Pakistan Penal Code for extradition of absconders

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet has accorded its approval to amend the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for the extradition of Pakistani Citizens living abroad, especially in European Countries, and wanted in Pakistan.

Briefing the media in Islamabad on Tuesday following a meeting of the Federal Cabinet, the Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that it is an effort to bring back people like Altaf Hussain, Ishaq Dar, Hussain Nawaz, and Hassan Nawaz.

Fawad Chaudhry said that the ongoing accountability process will continue and law will take its course. He said that the current crisis-like economic condition has been caused by the corruption of the last two governments.

The information minister said that it has been decided in the Cabinet meeting that recruitments in government departments from scale one to five will henceforth be made through balloting.

The minister said that working of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) will be improved and the Establishment Division has been given the task to revamp the testing service companies.

Furthermore, he told that Pakistan Steels Mills (PSM) will be revamped, and six companies have showed interest in the plan. He said that for the time being, the PSM will be run on public private partnership mode.

The minister told that the capacity of the office of Auditor General of Pakistan will be enhanced, and Advisor on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr. Ishrat Husain has been given the task to present recommendations for it in two months.

Fawad Chaudhry further said that the Federal Cabinet has decided to further discuss the Asset Declaration Scheme, and a meeting to this effect has been convened by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday (tomorrow).

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