Federal cabinet meets to review country's political, economic situationPakistan
A meeting of the federal cabinet is currently under way in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported.
The meeting, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, is discussing the country's overall political and economic situation.
The Tuesday meeting comes hours after Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin left for Washington for talks with the International Monetary Fund and a day after the premier directed concerned authorities to achieve targets set by the Mineral Development Framework (MDF) to get maximum benefits from minerals and natural resources of the country.
In Monday's meeting, the PM had also emphasised the need for the provision of electricity, gas, tax relief and other facilities to special economic zones being developed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
In recent days, the federal capital has also been gripped with feverish speculation about a delay in the issuing of notification for the appointment of incoming Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmad Anjum from the Prime Minister Office.
The government has so far maintained silence on the issue.
More to follow