Govt decides against six-day working week in cabinet huddle

Earlier, FO briefed PM Imran on country's foreign policy


Our Correspondent August 24, 2018
Prime Minister Imran Khan at a meeting of the federal cabinet. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD: Following his maiden visit to the Foreign Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired his second cabinet meeting at PM Office (PMO) in the federal capital.

The federal cabinet discussed seven-point agenda including abolition of discretionary funds, overseas visits, load-shedding, audit of mass transport projects, tree plantation, country-wide cleanliness drive and proposal of six working days for government offices.

However, it decided against increasing the duration of current working week by a day in the meeting.



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Earlier in the day, PM Imran held separate meetings with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.

Qaiser greeted the prime minister on Eidul Azhar and felicitated him on assuming office.
According to a statement from the PMO, the two leaders discussed legislative business in the Parliament. "The people of Pakistan have great expectations from the assembly of Pakistan," said PM Imran.

Reiterating austerity, Imran urged for a decrease in the assembly's expenses. "All efforts would be made for smooth conduct of legislative business and expeditious resolution of core issues of the people," ensured Speaker Qaiser.

PM Imran chairs first cabinet meeting

In the meeting with Sanjrani and CM Khan, PM Imran discussed matter related to security and development in Balochistan.

PHOTO: EXPRESS PHOTO: EXPRESS

COMMENTS (7)

Qadir | 3 years ago | Reply In the end, a good decision by government to continue with 2 holidays! We should ensure that everyone is working, rather taxing the people who work.
Awais | 3 years ago | Reply 6 days work week means the office workers will have less down time meaning more stress at work and no time to unwind and recuperate. Work smart not hard that should be the focus of the new government.
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