Prime minister unhappy with cabinet committees
By Rana Qaisar
ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has taken serious notice of poor output by the cabinet committees and asked the ministers to implement cabinet decisions.
Cabinet sources told Daily Times that the prime minister, while chairing a recent cabinet meeting, was annoyed by the “undue delay” in reports by three cabinet committees despite several reminders to the ministers heading them to finalise their recommendations.
“If you cannot perform your duties, tell me so that I myself can implement cabinet directives,” the sources quoted Mr Jamali as telling the federal ministers who listened to him with their heads down.
The prime minister formed three cabinet committees to submit recommendations on the import of reconditioned cars; pesticides and fertilizers; and housing schemes for Islamabad Zone-IV slum dwellers a couple of months ago.
“None of these committees has reported so far,” Prime Minister Jamali said.
“The prime minister especially asked the finance minister, to come up with the recommendations of his committee on reconditioned cars within 48 hours,” the sources said, adding that there was a grave concern among the government quarters that the members of committee and its chairman were allegedly playing into the hands of local car manufacturers and were deliberately delaying the recommendations.