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PM Imran Khan chairs first-ever entirely paperless Federal Cabinet Meeting

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday held its first-ever entirely paperless meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Chair.

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The Cabinet Members used digital tablets to mark the commencement of digital automation of Cabinet Procedures.

Later briefing media persons about the decisions taken in the Federal Cabinet Meeting, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain told that the Cabinet gave approval to a Special CPEC Business Visa to facilitate the Chinese investment in the Country.

The minister said that it will enable the Chinese investors to get their visas within 48 hours and get the security clearance in 30 days.

The information minister told that the Federal Cabinet appreciated the economic team for steering the Country towards stability despite the challenge posed by COVID-19 and flawed policies of previous regimes.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Overseas Voters are important agenda of our electoral reforms. He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should take immediate steps to bring them into our electoral process.

The minister said that the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is being appreciated by different segments of the society including bar associations. He said that the Rawalpindi Bar Council has demanded EVM for their upcoming elections.

Furthermore, he apprised that the Cabinet appreciated the improvement in the relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia as it will be beneficial for Muslim Ummah. Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for successfully raising the Palestine issue at international forums.

The information minister said that the Cabinet accorded approval to the Cantonment Board Elections and directed the Ministry of Defence to make all arrangements in this regard.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the forum approved the formation of a Committee to review the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) application for lifting of ban on it. He told that after reviewing the application, the Committee will present its recommendations to the Cabinet.

Besides, the Cabinet also gave approval to a new Board of Directors of Pakistan Television (PTV).

The Secretary Information will be the Chairperson of PTV’s new board while the Director General Radio Pakistan has also been included in its members.

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