Federal Cabinet forms committee on Balochistan

Cabinet gives approval for MoUs with US on Nato supply, trade of petroleum products with India.


July 25, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday formed a committee on Balochistan under the Minister for Defence which will present its report on the law and order situation in the province within seven days.

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira briefing media persons on Wednesday that the Cabinet discussed the law and order situation in Balochistan in detail and the committee was set up. Along with the Minister of Defence, it would consist of Ministers for Law and Justice, Information and Broadcasting, Postal Services and Science and Technology, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior.

MoU with US for Nato cargo

Kaira said that the Cabinet had approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States for the transit of US cargo to and from Afghanistan through Pakistani territory.

He said the Secretary Defence informed the Cabinet that all stakeholders have been consulted for the finalisation of the MoU in the light of recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee.

Import of petroleum products from India

The Minister said the Cabinet deliberated and gave its approval to a proposal of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to start formal negotiations with India for trade in petroleum products.

The Cabinet also gave its approval to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to start negotiations for import of Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) from India.

Multiple entry business visas for Afghanistan

The Prime Minister told the Cabinet that in his meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the long overdue demand of Pakistani business community of multiple entry visas had been accepted by the Afghan government.

Kaira said that the move would facilitate the visit of Pakistani businessmen to Afghanistan and enhance trade relations between the two countries.

COMMENTS (7)

Ishrat salim | 9 years ago | Reply

The last commitee recommendations Lead by Mr Mushahid Husain if implemented by the govt wud hv made lot of difference in Baluchistan today, however, as SC has rightly said the govt seem least bothered to resolve the issue seriously otherwise SC wud not be forced to take Suo moto notice....last PPP govt under ZAB lost Eastern wing and today history seem to repeat.....the present govt and it's allies along with vested interest seem to be working as per agenda, thus making the issue more complex by forming new committes, when report of last parliamentary committee led by Mushahid Husain is already submitted with recommendations for ilementation....which exposes govt,s political will....yet again PPP Jiyalas will blame the judiciary......

Nasir Mahmood | 9 years ago | Reply

Can anybody update how many committees formed by the allied govt with results?

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