CCI assembly: Final resolution about 2017 census to be taken on Monday

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Prime Minister Imran Khan (centre) in a bunch picture with (L to R) Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub, and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal in Islamabad on April 7, 2021. — PID

ISLAMABAD:  The remaining resolution on the 2017 inhabitants census outcomes will likely be taken on Monday, April 12, because the Council of Common Interests (CCI) couldn’t reach consensus on it in at the moment’s assembly. 

The Prime Minister’s Office, in a  assertion issued Wednesday, mentioned the 44th CCI assembly concluded below the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The assembly determined to determine a everlasting CCI secretariat in step with the Constitution.

“This is for the first time that a permanent Secretariat of the CCI has been established to meet the long-overdue Constitutional requirement,” the assertion mentioned.

The assembly authorised the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s Annual Report for 2019-20 and State of Industry Report 2020 and in addition gave a nod to the modification in Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Policy 2012.

As directed by CCI’s 43rd assembly, the observations of the provinces have been integrated into NEPRA’s Annual Report 2018-19 and State of Industry Report, 2019, and the stories offered earlier than the assembly have been authorised.

“On notifying Census-2017 results, it was decided to hold a virtual meeting on Monday to take a final decision on the issue,” the PM’s Office mentioned.

On the difficulty of importing LNG, a committee comprising of minister for planning, minister for power, and SAPM for energy and petroleum, has been fashioned to carry consultations with the provinces to evolve a consensus in assembly the problem of dwindling native gasoline reserves and growing home gasoline necessities.

Moreover, on the training entrance, it was determined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) could be the only standard-setting nationwide organisation almost about increased training within the nation.

“HEC will strengthen its regional centers for better representation and coordination with the provinces,” the assertion mentioned.

“In order to further improve ease of doing business and harmonisation of quality and standards across the country, it was decided that provinces will notify harmonised standards set by Pakistan Standard & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) by repealing their own standards,” it mentioned.

The assembly, whereas agreeing on Zakat Distribution Fund Formula, determined after the merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Zakat funds for the realm will likely be transferred to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for distribution among the many deserving folks of the merged districts.