Federal cabinet to discuss possible airspace closure for India


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The federal cabinet in its meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday will examine whether to close Pakistan’s airspace for arch-rival India or not.Importantly, the decision will be made after closely analysing the current situation in occupied Kashmir – the Himalayan region that has been under stringent lockdown for 30 days after Hindu nationalist Modi regime revoked articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution through a rushed presidential decree on Aug 5.Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet’s meeting scheduled to discuss an eight-point agenda. He will take members of the cabinet into confidence over the Kashmir dispute.

The cabinet meeting will approve nomination of federal minister Fahmida Mirza as the chairperson of the Federal Land Commission.

The meeting will also review a proposal to regularise daily wages of thousands of employees who have been working in the education institutions under the federation.

A committee may also be formed to approve the Real Estate Regulation and Development Ordinance 2019 and work out on the first Islamic calendar.

Furthermore, the appointments of private members in the railway board, Executive Director of Pakistan Health Research Council will be made.

Moreover, the cabinet will give approval to an agreement between Pakistan and Malta to end visa restriction for diplomatic staff.

A special invitation has been extended to the Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam to participate in today’s meeting of the cabinet.