NA Standing Committee On Cabinet Secretariat meets | Pakistan News Digest

NA Standing Committee On Cabinet Secretariat meets

Islamabad; The Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat met under Chairmanship of Syed Amin-ul-Haque, MNA in Islamabad this afternoon.

The Committee was briefed by the Dr. Sania Nishtar, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Division (PA&SSD) about the functions and organizational structure of the Division and autonomous/attached departments under its administrative control.

The Special Assistant to PM apprised the Committee that PA &SSD was created with the basic aim to bring all the departments and organization dealing with the social protection and poverty alleviation under one roof. She said that the Division would administer the policy regarding social protection, formulate strategies for poverty alleviation and establishment of various innovative challenges to design initiatives for poverty alleviation in coordination with the relevant stakeholders. She further informed that present democratic government was conscious of the plight of marginalized segments of the society and all those living below the poverty line, therefore had launched a comprehensive and multi-dimensional pro-poor Ehsaas program. She said that the program shall play a pivotal role in creating a welfare state. She said that economic empowerment of women and human development were also highlights of the program. The Committee appreciated the creation of the PA&SSD, however, decided to have a comprehensive briefing on Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and Benazir Income Support Program in next meeting of the Committee.

The Committee later discussed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 Amendment of (Article 27) (moved by Ms. Aliya Kamran, MNA); and the Federal Public Service Commission (Validation of Rules) Ordinance, 2018 (Ord. No. XII of 2018) and pended further discussion on both the Bills for its next meeting. The Committee directed Law Division to record its views on the Summary moved by Establishment Division at the earliest so that it could take up the Bill in its next meeting. The Committee also directed the Establishment Division to apprise the Committee on the FPSC Ordinance in light of the latest Order of Supreme Court.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Division MNAs; Mr. Saleem Rehman, Mr. Ali Nawaz Awan, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, Ms. Uzma Riaz, Mr. Muhammad Hashim, Ms. Shahnaz Saleem Malik, Syed Mehmood Shah, Ms. Aliya Kamran, MNA/Mover, Secretary PA&SSD, Chief Executive Poverty Alleviation Fund, Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and Senior Officers of the concerned departments.



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