ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has been expanded and PML-Q’s Monis Elahi has been given the portfolio of federal minister.
According to ARY News, Monis Elahi of PML-Q has been appointed as Federal Minister for Water Resources. Earlier, the portfolio of Minister for Water Resources was held by Faisal Wawda.
It should be noted that the Federal Minister had resigned from the ministry for the Senate elections.
Dr Shahbaz Gul, Special Assistant to PM Imran Khan for Political Relations, has congratulated Monis Elahi on taking over as Federal Minister.
On the other hand, during the federal cabinet meeting, it was decided to maintain the ban on Tehreek-e-Libek.
The meeting also approved a 15 per cent special allowance for the Armed Forces of Pakistan. At the request of Haleem Adil Sheikh, approval was also given to form a JIT to investigate cases framed by the Sindh government.
In addition, a report on the security of key figures and the protocol used by them was presented to the Cabinet. The Prime Minister directed to present a comprehensive plan for rationalizing the security and protocol at the next Cabinet meeting.
The Federal Cabinet was briefed on the construction of a multi-storey building on railway land in Nowshera. The Cabinet directed that better management of Nowshera Railway lands should be ensured through National Asset Management Company. The Cabinet was also briefed regarding removal of encroachments in Sector E-8 and E-9 of Islamabad.
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Chairman CDA to ensure uniform application of the law and no concessions should be made regarding encroachments on green areas.