Council of Common Interests to take final decision on Monday

The Council of Common Interests (CCI) has decided to take a final decision on the 2017 population census results on Monday, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

On Wednesday, the statement came after the 44th CCI meeting concluded under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The meeting has decided to establish a permanent CCI secretariat in line with the Constitution.

“This is for the first time that a permanent Secretariat of the CCI has been established to meet the long-overdue Constitutional requirement,” the statement stated.

The meeting approved the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s Annual Report for 2019-20 and State of Industry Report 2020 and also gave a nod to the amendment in Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Policy 2012.

As directed by CCI’s 43rd meeting, the observations of the provinces were incorporated into NEPRA’s Annual Report 2018-19 and State of Industry Report, 2019, and the reports presented before the meeting were approved.

“On notifying Census-2017 results, it was decided to hold a virtual meeting on Monday to take a final decision on the issue,” the PM’s Office affirmed.

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