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The federal cabinet placed the names of 10 people, consisting of former prime minister Imran Khan’s close aide Shahzad Akbar, on the Exit Control List on Tuesday (ECL).

The federal cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair, additionally approved adding other names to the ECL and removing 22 names from the list, in accordance to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s media wing.
According to sources, the government used to be deliberately not disclosing the names of these who have been placed on the ECL and struck off.

According to sources, Shahzad Akbar’s name was once placed on the ECL at the request of the National Accountability Bureau, The News reported.

Akbar left for Dubai on April 17, from where he flew to London 5 days later, 5 days after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended FIA orders placing his name on the stop list.
The cabinet additionally rejected a summary for an expand in the prices of 35 medicines, the media wing of the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Former prime minister Imran Khan’s close aide Shahzad Akbar

Even even though the cabinet did not agree with the summary, it instructed the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination no longer to raise the prices of medicines without its permission.

Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel, who was once additionally present in the meeting, additionally opposed the summary.

The sources stated that the draft of declaration against the PTI chairman to be submitted to the Supreme Court in light of the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the overseas funding case should not be presented in the meeting.

Some cabinet members, consisting of Syed Khursheed Shah, and especially those belonging to the PML-N allies, additionally questioned the increase in POL prices.

The cabinet additionally approved the decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting held a day earlier than about the following: Authorisation of Government Married Accommodation to Defence Security Force (DSF) Personnel (Amendment to Army Regulations, 1998), Amendment to Annex A to Rule eleven of Scales of Rations and Supplies (Regulations), 2015, Amendments to the National Skills University Act, 2018, Appointment of Law Officers in Office of the Advocate General, ICT, Islamabad by Amending the President’s Order 1 of 2015; and Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) Employees Service Regulations, 2022.

The cabinet additionally approved the Ministry of Finance’s recommendation related to the fixation of the minimal limit of Diyat amount for the years 2022–23, equal to 30,630 gram silver, which amounted to extra than Rs430,000 approximately.

The cabinet used to be given a specified briefing on the influences of climate change in the country. The meeting was once knowledgeable that Pakistan had been included amongst the top eight worst climate-affected countries in the world in the course of the last 10 years, which used to be a matter of grave concern.

The cabinet was once instructed that climate change had additionally badly affected the natural resources and the extend in population used to be one of the main reasons.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated that climate change, water safety and food security have been three inter-connected challenges and to cope with these issues, they would have to take immediate steps to save future generations from their impacts.

He stated that the government used to be fully cognizant of these problems and that resolution of these problems was once amongst the government’s top priorities.

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