Cabinet likely to ban discretionary funds of PM Imran

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Ayesha Naz in “Think” covered these topics: • Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet on Friday (today), Geo News reported. The cabinet meeting is expected to take significant measures to set the tone for new government. The decision has also been made to ban the discretionary funds of the prime minister, members of parliament and ministers as part of austerity measures . A report seeking a ban on foreign tours of ministers, advisers and secretaries would also be presented. • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today spoke to Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan and sought “decisive action” against all terrorists operating in the country. The US has long been frustrated with Pakistan’s overt and covert support to the Afghan Taliban and other terror groups, forcing the Trump administration to warn Islamabad and slash military aid to the country. • FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal said “Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by US State Department on today’s phone call between Prime Minister Khan and Secretary Pompeo”. “There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan. This should be immediately corrected,” Faisal said on Twitter