ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet today (Dec 10) opposed to send Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz abroad, sources reported.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of federal cabinet in Islamabad to discuss the national matters.
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda strongly opposed to let Maryam Nawaz fly abroad. He urged the government not to exclude her name from the Exit Control List (ECL). Several ministers, including PM Imran, agreed with his opinion.
According to details, the participants have also deliberated on the ongoing political and economic condition of the country while suggestions regarding improvement in the performance of the government officials were also presented.
Meanwhile, the members of the session also got briefing over the prices of electricity and gas. PM Imran expressed anger over the hike in prices of electricity, and directed the Ministry of Energy to change its mechanism. In addition, a briefing was sought from the Home Ministry on the Local Government Commission and approval of the appointment of the Overseas Foundation Board of Governors.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Science and Technology FawadChaudhry said that allowing Maryam Nawaz to fly abroad would not be in the best interest of the country but the government will respect whatever the court will decide.
Talking private TV channel, he expressed that Nawaz Sharif’s period is also coming to an end now.
He said that his health seems to be better now, so his stay in the UK does not look valid anymore. Responding to a question about the protest outside the Sharif’s residence, Fawad Chaudhry asserted that PML-N leader KhawajaAsif has made an issue out of the London protest which was actually organized by the local organization.
“Overseas Pakistanis are not under the control of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inasf (PTI),” he added.