Upgrading Measures for Pakistan
22nd August 2021.
The federal government decided to introduce EVMs for the 2023 elections. Three days later PM Imran khan directed the committee he was chairing on Tuesday, to acquaint citizens about the pros and cons of this advanced technology. Federal ministers Fawad Chaudhry, Shibli Faraz, Babar Awan, parliamentary affair adviser, PM’s SA Shehbaz Gill, and senior officers of the NADRA and the Ministry of Science and Technology marked their attendance at the meeting.
The prime minister was told about the Judicial Commission’s suggested legal modifications concerning the use of EVMs and of ensuring transparency. Imran Khan invited the opposition parties to join and pitch in their opinions but they categorically rejected the idea of using EVMs. Prime Minister Khan said Pakistan was open for investment and business opportunities and welcomed the current asset worth $85 million by the VCs in Pakistani tech to instigate Airlift.
Prime Minister Khan started an initiative in Gujranwala, Lahore, and Multan and rapt the establishments designated to take care of food supplies for the impecunious. SA to PM on Social Welfare Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar and Managing Director of Pakistan Baitul Mal Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar instructed the PM on the expansion plan of free food service PM asked Dr. Sania if the quality of food was taken care of, she responded that there were some complaints and were addressed later.
The prime minister was informed that by October this year his initiative could be extended to all the four provinces along with Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The prime minister was given a detailed briefing at the meeting on the steps taken by Mr. Fawad Chaudhry. Information Minister informed the prime minister that given the situation in Afghanistan, a special cell had been set up at his ministry to facilitate journalists by ensuring prompt processing of their visa applications.
The meeting, presided over by PM Khan, was also attended by Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib, Information Secretary Shaheera Shahid, and other senior officials. The prime minister appreciated the initiatives taken by the information ministry; He said endorsing impartial, independent and responsible journalism in the country was a top priority of his government.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan met with Prime Minister Khan and informed him that tourism generated Rs. 66 billion in the current fiscal year. According to the PM Office, the chief minister stated that over 2.7 million tourists had visited various locations throughout the province.
The prime minister was informed that KP’s two mega irrigation projects, Zim Dam and CRBC Kanal, would increase irrigation to 460,000 acres. PM Khan directed that the two projects be completed as soon as possible. The first phase envisages cleaning of nullahs and lakes, anti-encroachment, provision of health and education, and electricity supply. It will be completed in six months in Jammu and Azad Kashmir. Under the second phase, tourism, business, and industrialization will be upgraded. Besides this, all delayed developments will be accomplished; the tax system enriched and rule of law will be certified. All these measures are under anticipation, ready to be implemented for an improved and advanced state.
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