Cabinet approves enforcement of “costs of litigation act, 2017”

Staff Report
Wednesday - February 7, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Tuesday, chaired meeting of the federal cabinet whereat the cabinet approved enforcement of the costs of litigation act, 2017, with effect from March 1st, 2018.

According to an official statement, proposal for notifying maximum retail price (MRPs) of various drugs as well as reduction in prices of drugs in line with the drug pricing policy was approved.

Approval in principle for legislation in respect of establishment of “institute of science and technology Bahawalpur” was accorded by the federal cabinet.

Discussing the issues being faced by the sugarcane growers, the cabinet while showing its concern directed the provincial governments to fulfil their responsibility towards ensuring prompt payments, at notified rates, to the farmers by the sugar mills.

The cabinet approved signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of information between the committee on television and radio of the government of public of Tajikistan and ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage of Pakistan.

Signing of the MoU for cooperation in the field of labour and training between the government of the Islamic republic of Pakistan and the sultanate of Oman was approved.

The cabinet approved singing of arrangements on mutual cooperation in the field of justice administration between the ministry of law and justice of the Islamic republic of Pakistan and the ministry of justice of the republic of Tunisia.