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Premier chairs cabinet meeting, 14-point agenda deliberated upon
The federal cabinet on Tuesday reportedly rejected a summary regarding an increase in salaries of Parliament members.
According to Express, a meeting of the federal cabinet was presided by Prime Minister Imran Khan during which a 14-point agenda was discussed.
During the meeting, a report was also presented on the remuneration of the chairmen and members of 20 regulatory authorities.
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Legislation for the new Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, reduction of additional customs duties on heavy commercial vehicles and elimination of panel surcharge were also discussed in the meeting.
In regards to the recent cyber-attack on FBR's data infrastructure, the issue of implementing operational emergencies was discussed as was the approval for the reconstitution of the board of directors of Diamer-Bhasha Development Company.
Earlier, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs had sent a summary of the increase in the salaries of the MPs to the Cabinet for approval, under which the increase in the salaries of the MPs was to be made in the form of ad hoc relief allowance.
Similarly, the salaries of the chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly were also to be increased.
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