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President Dr Arif Alvi approved on Friday the reconstitution of the Council of Common Interests (CCI).

Alvi reconstituted the council on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif under Article 153 of the Constitution, tweeted the official handle of the president of Pakistan.

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The CCI is responsible for formulating and regulating policies in relation to matters in the federal legislative list. It also exercises control over related institutions. It is meant to be constituted within thirty days of the PM taking oath and should meet at least once in 90 days.

The CCI is headed by the PM, and incudes chief ministers of the four provinces. Three nominees of the federal government- Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Commerce Minister Naveed Qamar and Aviation and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique will also be members, the statement said.