The economic team also briefed the cabinet on financial statistics.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The meeting of federal cabinet which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reviewed matters pertaining to new NAB Amendment Ordinance and legal issues of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF).

The federal cabinet meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad. Sources told that the cabinet discussed 9-point agenda, economic and political situation of the country. The economic team also briefed the cabinet on financial statistics.

The meeting deferred the bill for the National College of Arts (NCA) while the CEO of the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) was approved.

The meeting approved various matters including the issuance of the State Bank’s financial statement for fiscal year 2018, the extradition of the Norwegian citizen, request of the Ministry of Interior to hand over Sohail Ahmed to the UK and the appointment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) CEO. 

In a brief talk to media after cabinet meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that a media campaign was launched to malign a brave national institution such as the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF).

Firdous Ashiq expressed that the national institution which fights wars for the country was tried to be exploited. “The ANF has nothing to do with political ambitions and affairs,” she added.

Dr Awan asserted that there used to be a tradition in Pakistan where no powerful person was caught before. She further said that ANF is a national body and it plays a vital role. “If the government does not strengthen the institutions of the country then their existence will be in danger,” she said, adding that ANF should play its role in accordance with law and constitution.

Meanwhile, ANF DG of Rana Sanaullah narcotics case was summoned in the meeting where he presented all the facts to the cabinet and explained everything related to the case.

She went on to say that it was the father of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Sher Ali who accused Rana Sanaullah in the first place for having assets beyond his means.