As Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz criticized the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for playing politics about the coronavirus situation, the federal cabinet approved the export of rice and locally manufactured hand sanitizers.
Briefing the media about the decisions taken at the meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Faraz said Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar gave a detailed briefing on the condition of the coronavirus.
The federal cabinet also authorized the export of rice and locally produced hand sanitizers to earn foreign exchange, says Faraz. It was also determined that 61 food and non-food products should be included in the PSQCA quality control list, he added.
He said the cabinet also deliberated on the question of banning the importation of Indian products, except life-saving medicines. The prime minister has guided ensuring that the ban is not violated.
The minister said via the Ehsaas Emergency Cash System SAPM on Social Welfare Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the cabinet on the ongoing phase of financial assistance to needy segments of society. It was told that nearly 810,000 new ones had been added in addition to 400,000 families according to data from previous governments. The program, Dr Sania Nishtar said, was introduced in a most straightforward manner and on merit.
Extracted from City42 News