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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has urged the opposition to put forward their suggestions for electoral reforms to ensure transparency in the election process.

He was briefing media in Islamabad on Tuesday about the decisions taken in the federal cabinet which met in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

The Minister said the government will give due consideration to opposition's proposals on electoral reforms to ensure credible elections in the country.

The Minister said the government is taking special measures to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

He said the cabinet was informed that 16,272 Pakistani citizens detained in various countries on trivial charges have been brought back to Pakistan as a result of strenuous efforts of the government.

Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said Islamabad is also engaging Moscow for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the energy sector, especially for the laying of gas pipeline from Russia to Pakistan.

He said this project will open up new vistas of economic development for both the countries.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the cabinet was informed that efforts are being made to bring Pakistan out of UK's red list.

He said the cabinet also decided to administer anti-Covid vaccine to children aged 17 and above.

The Information Minister said the government is taking steps to provide maximum relief to the common people and the Prime Minister gave special instructions to bring down prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Pakistan is committed to extend every possible assistance and cooperation to the people of Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan International Airlines is the only air service in the world which carried medical aid to Mazar-e-Sharif to help the Afghan brethren.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said we are extending maximum cooperation for the evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan and so far facilitated withdrawal of 10,302 foreigners.