The federal cabinet has rejected the possibility of fresh elections, saying that it was crucial to implement electoral reforms first.
These statements were issued during a federal cabinet meeting held today (Tuesday) in Islamabad, where the amendment of the ‘draconian’ National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law was also discussed.
According to a report by Samaa TV, the government has decided to take strict economic measures to salvage the crumbling economy as opposed to calling fresh elections just now without any reforms and amendments.
The federal cabinet also decided to locally print the commemorative currency note for Pakistan’s 75th anniversary, as opposed to getting it printed from a foreign firm as it would have cost the country millions of dollars more.
The cabinet appointed a committee for the amendment of the NAB law to get rid of political victimization, saying it would comprise representatives from the legal, banking, bureaucracy and other sectors.
During the cabinet meeting they said the law had been used to intimidate government officers and was only used for political victimization. The law stalled the process of bureaucratic decision making, which in turn made the country suffer, the cabinet members said.
The committee also discussed climate change in light of the ongoing heatwave in the country, and formed a special task force to deal with the environmental crisis.
Other decisions taken during the meeting included the approval of the import of 200,000 metric tons of urea on government to government basis by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan for the Kharif season.