Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to remove the top officials of the Competition Commission Pakistan (CCP) over alleged corruption. The decision is in line with recommendations made in the sugar and wheat crisis report.
Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdaus Ashiq Awan, revealed this in a press briefing on Tuesday.
She said that the premier aims to restructure and revive the commission, as suggested in the report, prepared by the Director-General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia.
He has further directed to hold CCP officials responsible for ‘match-fixing’ with mill owners, giving them undue favors.
Power Sector Report to be Made Public
Moreover, the Prime Minister has also decided to release the power sector inquiry report to the public and ordered to constitute an inquiry commission for forensic audits of the power projects, established since 1994.
The ASAPM highlighted the cabinet’s decision to waive off various taxes on sub-sector and services related to the construction industry.
Five percent tax on various services of the construction industry has been reduced from five percent to zero, she said, adding that taxes on low-cost houses built under Naya Pakistan Housing Project have also removed.
Furthermore, the cabinet has also approved the export of one million chloroquine tablets to Saudi Arabia and the United States. Besides, five million tablets will be exported to the United Kingdom, half a million to Turkey and Italy, 700,000 to Kazakhstan and 300,000 Qatar. The medicine has been authorized by the US’ Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to be used for COVID-19 treatment.