• Cabinet form taskforce to oversee reforms in civil, Accountability laws

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    The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved a taskforce to oversee reforms in civil law and National Accountability Bureau laws, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.

    Addressing a press conference after a cabinet meeting, Fawad said Law Minister Farogh Naseem will head the taskforce to bring about "effective" NAB laws.

    The session was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House to discuss a nine-point agenda.

    In addition, committees have also been formed to oversee formation of a new Southern Punjab province, FATA, as well related to creation of jobs and housing.
    The South Punjab committee comprises Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PTI leader Khusro Bakhtiar, and will also contact Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the regard.

    In addition, the committee on FATA will be responsible for overseeing matters related to the former agency's merger with Khyber Pakhtunkwa.

    A taskforce has also been created to ensure implementation of a woman's share in inheritance, Chaudhry said.

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday vowed to introduce reforms to enhance tax collection in a week’s time, increase the tax base, and improve governance to boost foreign investment.

    “We will do all within our means to stand up on our own feet. We cannot continue to live on loans and still yearn for dignity,” he said during his maiden speech in the Senate.
    He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has embarked upon a cost-cutting austerity drive to slash its expenses. The measures are aimed at giving a clear message to all that the money of the taxpayers is not meant for ostentatious lifestyle of the rulers, but for spending on the welfare of the people, he said.

    “We are working on a plan to increase our tax base, improve governance, bring in foreign investment and generate revenue,” PM Imran shared, adding that the government aims to improve FBR’s performance.

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