CCI agrees to reschedule census due to operation Zarb-e-Azb
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired the 28th Meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) here with ninepoint agenda including the conduct of census and formulation of national flood protection plan. The meeting held here at the PM Office also reviewed the status of Important decisions of the CCI meeting held on March 18th, 2015. The meeting deliberated on the ways to conduct national census.
The Annual Reports of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15 were approved. Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi briefed the participants on the import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The meeting discussed NEPRA's Annual Report 2013-14 and State of Industry Report 2014, while the formulation of National Flood Protection Plan-IV (2015-25) also came under discussion.
The matters related to pumping of drainage effluent, rationalization of distribution of water from Hub Dam and early completion of RBODIII were discussed. The meeting also exchanged views on the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Production and Distribution Policy, 2015, and also the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (amendment) bill 2016. The Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Monday agreed to reschedule the census by consensus due to commitments of security forces and the ongoing operations.
A statement from the PM House said the new date would be given after consultations of the stakeholders. The next CCI meeting on March 25 would discuss one item agenda of national flood protection plan. A committee comprising ministers of Water and Power, Climate Change and four chief ministers will present a comprehensive plan in this regard. The CCI approved an inquiry commission to fix responsibility on alleged illegalities in the Kachi Canal project. The commission will be headed by a retired judge of Supreme or High Court and secretaries Water Power, Planning and Finance will be the members. The CCI also approved Draft of Security and Exchange Commission Bill.