Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed hope that matters with a protesting religious group would be resolved soon and that the next 24 hours were critical.
Addressing a meeting of the federal cabinet, the prime minister was briefed on the protest. He said the government had always been in touch with religious groups, but the latter was also preparing a protest march for side-to-side talks with the government. He said the government was aware that some miscreants would try to take advantage of the situation. He said that the government would not allow anyone to sabotage the peaceful atmosphere in the country. According to the agreement, the demands of the religious group will be presented in parliament, he said.
Federal Minister Ali Zaidi said that the law and order situation in the country was discussed in the cabinet meeting. The Cabinet approved the 27-point agenda for the Cabinet meeting. No summary was rejected in the meeting. The cabinet meeting did not approve anyone’s release from jail. The Cabinet also approved the appointment of the chairperson and members of the National Commission on the Status of Women and the National Human Rights Commission.
According to sources, the cabinet meeting approved visa waiver for foreign officials and diplomats visiting Pakistan on official visits. The Cabinet also approved setting up of NADRA desks for issuing inheritance certificates in Pakistan missions in different countries. The meeting also approved the establishment of facilities and legal aid centers for migrants in need of illegal aid in Islamabad. The meeting also approved a formal framework for the management of pilgrims.
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