Federal cabinet restores Saturday as weekly holiday
The cabinet also slashed fuel quota for all government departments by 40 percent.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal cabinet on Tuesday restored Saturday as holiday, months after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif abolished it following coming to power.
The cabinet also slashed fuel quota for all government departments by 40 percent; however, no decision was reached over closure of market by 7pm.
The meeting also discussed ways to reduce load-shedding in the country as masses face up to 16 hours of power outages.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was given a briefing on ways to reduce load shedding and improve overall energy situation.
In a tweet, she said there was a shortage of installed capacity to cater to the high demand.
The minister said there were also supply chain gaps because PTI regime did not make enough fuel contracts. She said the present government was addressing these issues on emergent basis.
She said that in four years PTI was not able to even make operational all the projects PML-N had started.