ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved 44 percent increase in the house rent ceiling of government employees.
This was announced by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry while briefing media about the decisions taken in the federal cabinet, which met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
He said house rent ceiling of government employees was revised every three years and the Pakistan Tehreek e INsaf (PTI) government had taken the step to provide massive relief to the federal government employees from Grade-1 to 22.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the cabinet approved inclusion of Uzbekistan to Business Visa List under which Pakistani embassy in Tashkent can issue multiple visas for five years to the business community. He said it was a step forward to strengthen business and trade relations between the two countries.
He said import and exhibition of regional countries movies had also been allowed to revive cinema and film industry in Pakistan. He said Canadian Punjabi movies and films from Iran and Turkey would be exhibited in Pakistani cinemas. “The government is providing incentives to cinema houses and a massive relief is being given to the film industry on taxes,” he said.
The minister said that Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts had yielded positive results and only one case had been reported in last seven months, which was a great success against polio. He expressed the hope that Pakistan was on the way to become a polio free country.
The five-day nationwide anti-polio drive have commenced on Tuesday (today) along with all the covid-19 standard operating procedures.
The anti-polio campaign have started in Sindh, which aims to vaccinate 9.4 million children.
Moreover, the Polio workers will provide door-to-door to service to administer oral polio vaccine (OPV) drops to children under the age of five.