Provinces to be taken into confidence on national matters: PM

News Desk , Bol News

12:25:53, Monday, September 24, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the first session of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) in the federal capital on Monday.

According to sources, a detailed discussion was held on the agreed upon distribution between the center and provinces post 18th amendment.

During the session, chief ministers also apprised the council of recommendations and issues. According to sources, Prime Minister Khan assured the chief ministers that the provinces would be taken into confidence on all important national matters.

“The nation will prosper from strong contact and harmony between the center and provinces,” the prime minister was quoted as saying.

Prime Minister Khan stressed on making provinces more autonomous and the need to make sure that the distribution of resources was transparent.

He also took the council into confidence on the new local government system and comprehensive reforms.

The sources said the prime minister vowed to utilize all resources in order to ensure water supply to Karachi.

PM Khan immediately sought recommendations from provincial government and Ministry of Water Resources on provision of an additional 1200 cusec of water to Karachi.

According to sources, a decision was made for identical rules and regulations of federal and provincial food authorities, besides initiation of a national cleanliness drive across the country.

The meeting approved recommendations of Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination, directing the provinces to for making arrangements for the functioning of cleanliness system on permanent basis.

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