ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Thursday said the interim setup, in a short span of time, had left behind a useful strategy for the upcoming elected government that would ensure public welfare and protect national interests. “The caretaker government always gave priority to national interests while taking policy decisions as it believed to work together for national stability and development,” the prime minister said while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet at the PM office. He said the government had improved the national economy, saying: “We are leaving the country’s economy in a better condition than before”. He appreciated and thanked his cabinet members and the civil servants for their tireless efforts during the short tenure of the government. The federal cabinet expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the caretaker government regarding restructuring of various institutions, promotion of foreign investment and providing facilities to businesses. Appreciating the prudent leadership of Premier Kakar on behalf of the federal bureaucracy, the cabinet secretary said that he had taken important difficult decisions in the interest of the country, which will have far-reaching results. Among other agenda items, the cabinet, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, allowed Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir NI (M) to receive the “Turkish Armed Forces Legion of Merit” awarded by Turkiye in honour of his services regarding .cooperation between the armed forces of Pakistan and Turkiye. On the recommendation of the Ministry of Finance, the cabinet also approved the extension of the deputation period of Lubna Farooq Malik as Director General of Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) from June 9, 2023 to June 8, 2024.



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