ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved the Hajj Policy 2018 and decided not to increase Hajj dues this year under the Government Hajj Scheme.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting of federal cabinet in Islamabad during which the Hajj Policy and Plan, 2018 was presented.
The Cabinet accorded permission to sign the revised Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development of Pakistan and Ministry of Employment and Labor of Korea on sending and receiving of workers under Employment Permit System.
The meeting approved amendment in the Schedule of FIA Act, 1974. The amendment aims at bringing the offences of blasphemy and pornography in the ambit of Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2016.
The Federal Cabinet granted ex-post facto approval to the appointment of Muhammad Arshad Khan Jadoon as Chairman Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Employees. The appointment has been made for two years.
Amendment in the Guidelines of Prime Minister’s Global SDGs Achievement Programme was also approved.
The meeting granted ex-post facto approval to the formation of National Implementation Committee on FATA Reforms. Minister for Defence and Corp Commander 11 Corp have been included in the high level implementation committee.
The Federal Cabinet also approved amendments in Sales Tax Special Procedure Rules 2007 allowing exploration and production companies serving as operators in a petroleum concession area to transfer proportionate input tax to other working interest owners.