Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

Pakistan may import pesticide from India for locust attack


ISLAMABAD – Talha Akhtar: As exchange with India is underneath suspension for more than seven months, Pakistan is considering a one-time exemption for import of insecticides from India to fight ongoing locust attack on its agriculture.

The meeting to be presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday will have a comprehensive presentation for engagement of party parliamentarians within the Ehsaas programme by means of the special adviser to the PM on social protection and poverty alleviation.

Pakistan had downgraded its exchange relations with India on August 10 to the level of Israel — no trade at all — in response to India’s selection to revoke Article 370 of its charter that granted occupied Kashmir a special status.

The decision was taken by the federal cabinet following a proposal authorised by means of the National Security Committee the same day.

The meeting will even take up an offer of the Human Rights Division for introduction of National Commission at the Rights of Child (NCRC).

The cabinet will also bear in mind a summary of the inter-provincial coordination (IPC) division for establishment of a permanent secretariat of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) inside the ministry of the IPC as required under the 18th Constitution Amendment.

The meeting wil also take in cases of remote places employment promoters’ licences, surrender, transfer and change of jurisdiction under section 12(2) & 12(4) of the Emigration Ordinance, 1979.

The cabinet could additionally keep in mind appointment of a managing director/chief execution officer of the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) and deliver extra charge of the vacant post of chief statistician of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.