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Committee constituted for nuclear energy plants and satellite communication system

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was briefed Friday on the projects relating to nuclear energy and satellite communication. The briefing was given by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majeed, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and DG Strategic Planning Division at the PM House.

The Prime Minister in principle gave approval to the satellite project and constituted a committee to work out modalities before a formal decision is taken on the purchase of nuclear energy plants and satellite communication system. The committee comprises Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Secretary Finance, Secretary Foreign Affairs, Secretary Water and Power and DG SPD.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Defence Ahmed Mukhtar, Minister for Finance Naveed Qamar, Federal secretaries and senior government officials.

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