Cabinet approves 60-day extension in stay of Afghan refugees

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Cabinet approves 60-day extension in stay of Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet approved a 60-day extension in the Proof of Registration (POR) Cards for the Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan, in an attempt to give some leverage to people of the neighbouring country before their return.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet in which important decisions were made regarding national and international matters.
The cultural agreement between Pakistan and China was also given green signal during the cabinet meeting.
The cabinet also approved extension of Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for less developed areas. Chairman HEC informed the cabinet that the scheme would be extended to 114 districts in various parts of the country including Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Paktunkhwa, South Punjab, FATA, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK.
Following agenda items were approved by the cabinet; MoU between Chinese Academy of Sciences and Pakistan Meteorological Department to Promote Science Technology & Innovation Cooperation.
MoU between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and Republic of Sao Tome and Principe on Bilateral Consultation.
Approval for signing of Executive Programme of Cultural Agreement between the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China for the year 2018-2022.
Ratification of the decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) in its meeting held on 12-12-2017.
Ratification of the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (CCE) of the cabinet in its meeting held on 29-12-2017. Ratification of the decision taken by the ECC of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 05-01-2018.
Appointment of Protector of Emigrants, Rawalpindi and Peshawar was also approved by the cabinet.

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