By Muhammad Luqman
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has vowed to complete the developmental plans of 10 years before next general elections , scheduled to be held by the middle of next year.
“ We will continue the journey of progress and democracy initiated by former PM Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.” Abbasi said while chairing the first meeting of the federal cabinet that took oath early Friday.
Outlining his future plans, he reiterated that all projects including CPEC, energy infrastructure to rid of load shedding, economic revival; and fight against terrorism to promote peace in the region and world would be carried out in letter and spirit.
Prime Minister assured moral and diplomatic support of Pakistan to the people of Kashmir in their fight for self -determination
He showed his gratitude to PML (N) leadership for trusting him to run the country as its premier.
The Prime Minister was of the view that the cabinet will work both on short term goals and long-term targets simultaneously. He directed all ministers to give presentations on their ministries in coming days to apprise him about their working. He told the cabinet that all ministers can approach him day and night and he would always be accessible to the cabinet members.
It was decided that Cabinet meetings will be convened almost once a week. Prime Minister told the participants that they are free to raise any issue in the meeting so that we can address those issues. The future meetings of the cabinet will be held in the evening to avoid disruption in office workings.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister encouraged the use of technology to enhance efficiency in the government departments.
The 32 point agenda was approved by the cabinet in its entirety