Govt likely to approve restructuring of PLL, GHPL boards

Cabinet may also approve reconstitution of the SSGC board

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is likely to approve restructuring of the Board of Directors (BoDs) of Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) and Government Holding (Pvt) Limited (GHPL), Pakistan Today has learnt.

According to sources privy to the development, the federal cabinet would take up 13 agendas in its upcoming meeting, to be held under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM’s Office tomorrow (Tuesday, 29th October). Several ministries/division would table their summaries before the meeting and seek necessary approvals from the cabinet.

Besides agenda items, issues pertaining to Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and Azadi March of the opposition parties would also be discussed in detail during the meeting, sources said.

As per details, the government is set to take up the Petroleum Division summaries, seeking approval for the reconstitution of the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) board and restructuring of the Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) and Government Holding (Pvt) Limited (GHPL) BoDs.

Similarly, the Petroleum Division would seek approval regarding the contract termination of PLL’s former chief executive officer/managing director.

According to documents, the Establishment Division would table a report on the existing vacancies for CEOs/MDs in ministries/divisions and attached departments, while the Aviation Division would present a summary pertaining to high rise constructions in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan.

Moreover, the Aviation Division would also present a summary pertaining to the delegation of powers-amendment in the Civil Aviation Authority Rules, 1994. Likewise, the Cabinet Division would brief the cabinet regarding the transfer of Federal Government Artists’ Welfare Fund from the Cabinet Division to Information and Broadcasting Division.

During the cabinet meeting, the finance division would seek the cabinet’s approval on pay package for the post of the Central Directorate of National Savings director general, while the division would also seek approval for the inclusion of Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar as member of National Executive Committee (NEC), and Director General Military Operation (DGMO) and 1SI director general as members of the General Committee (GC) under Section 5 & 5 (4) of AML Act, 2010.

The National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination Division would seek approval for the draft Islamabad Healthcare facilities Management Act 2019, whereas the Inter-Provincial Coordination Division would seek approval regarding the government nominations pertaining to the Pakistan Veterinary Medicines Council (PVMC) members for 6th term (8th October 2018 to 7th October 2022) under Section 3 (d) of PVMC Act 1996.

Lastly, a summary of Religious Affairs & Inter-faith Harmony Division would also be presented, asking the federal cabinet to allow the management position (MP-1) scale to Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Dr Aamer Ahmed.

Ahmad Ahmadani
The author is an investigative journalist. He can be reached at [email protected]
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