PM orders permanent solution of circular debt
A high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Thursday decided to restrict import orders for the furnace oil in future. Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmed Leghari, Secretaries of Finance, Power and Petroleum divisions, MD PSO and senior officers of concerned departments attended the meeting.
The Prime Minister directed Ministry of Power and Ministry of Petroleum to ensure proper planning so as to ensure maintenance of required stocks of furnace oil to meet any emergent situation. He directed that special attention should be paid towards overhauling the sys- tem to avoid administrative losses and to find a permanent solution to the issue of circular debt. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has urged all political forces and state institutions to work in unison in the best interest of country and nation.
In an interview, he reiterated his commitment to let the current government and parliament complete its term on June 1st next year. The Prime Minister categorically stated that those desiring for early polls would have to come up with a no-confidence vote against him in the National Assembly.
To a question about the possible sit- ins after December, the Prime Minister said issues should be discussed in the parliament because the sit-ins do not provide any solution to problems.
The Prime Minister termed the recent visit of Army Chief to the Senate as "good step". He said such interactions provide good opportunity for clarity of views. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said he has good working relations with the military leadership, with whom he sits after every two to three weeks in the National Security Committee, where issues are discussed and debated and decisions are taken.
The Prime Minister said the court decision regarding Nawaz Sharif's disqualification does not put any effect on his political credibility because his role in politics will continue. He said General Musharraf despite keeping Nawaz Sharif out of country over a decade could not remove him from politics. Prime Minister said the people of Pakistan know perfectly well who has served them sincerely.
Federal Minister for Interior, planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal talking to media after inaugurating new Executive Passport Office.