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Sales Tax on restaurants

Thanks to various strike calls by traders and media coverage, it has increased the public interest in Taxation. Restoring the Tax rates on previously Zero-rated sectors have also shaken up drawing rooms and women got to discuss sales taxes. Few actions of the FBR and then reactions to it have made taxation a common talk these. Regardless of how accurate and factual the tax conversation is, it certainly has got more space in routine discussions than ever before. Customers took it to social media sharing the sales receipts the received, checking if they are charged rightfully and checking on the likelihood of their taxes reaching Govts. With all this happening, some non-factual things got the space and leading to confusions.
Clothes, Shoes and Restaurants are among the taxable places where people pay more attention to their taxes. Restaurants & Bakeries probably had the most difficult situation. Public activism on taxation is very critical in our community especially at the time when the concerned regulatory authorities lack the will and capacity for enforcement. The tax regime for Restaurant & Bakeries is a little complicated and all stakeholders must understand it correctly.
Restaurants operators (Owners, Managers & Staff) need to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Sales Tax and the Sales Receipt. In various cases that I came across, restaurant & bakery operators are not aware of the requirements. The owners have to take responsibility for upgrading their invoice/receipt systems and educating their staff on the requirements. Our Restaurant & Bakeries do not practice to proactively provide a sales Receipt. They wait for the customer to ask for it. As a nation in our effort to increase our tax compliance, our stakeholders need to do their parts proactively. In Singapore, with one of the best tax collection systems, restaurant & bakery owners have even displayed notices that if we forgot to give you sales receipt, we will treat you with one of our products.

For public activism, the public must know what it can demand and what is provided is correct or defective. Recently there been cases where customers argue with the Restaurant Managers over the sales invoice. The public should know that Sales Tx on Provision of Restaurant & bakery services is a provincial subject and the competent authority in this matter is the Provincial Govt./Revenue Authority. For the service providers, they are required to be registered with the Provincial Revenue Authority for the purpose of Sales Tax collection. Following Punjab, KP & Sindh has also issued clarification for the stakeholders to understand what is required to be shown in the Sales Receipt by a Restaurant.

Provincial authorities currently are registering the Restaurants & Bakeries against the National Tax Number (NTN) issued to them by the Federal Board of Revenue. For a service provider business to collect Sales tax on services from the public having a valid NTN is not enough. It must also register with respective provincial authority for the Sales Tax. When an NTN holder business register with provincial Authority for Sales Tax registration. Authority adds a prefix to the NTN to make it a unique identifier within their jurisdiction. Sales Tax Number in Punjab will be identified as PNTN, in Sindh as SNTN, in KP as KNTN and in Baluchistan as BNTN. The numerical digits assigned to the particular NTN remains same even after registration with the Provincial Authority. A Restaurant chain operating in Lahore & Karachi having NTN: 1234567-8 will show Sales Tax number on its Lahore Receipt as “PNTN: 1234567-8” while in Karachi as “SNTN: 1234567-8” Unfortunately, some businesses are using just the word “NTN” instead of adding the required prefix of “P” in Punjab, “S” in Sindh and “K” for Khaybar Pakhtunkhwa and “B” for Baluchistan.
For the purpose of Sales Tax on Services within Islamabad capital territory (ICT), FBR is the concerned authority. The Sales Tax number within ICT is called “Sales Tax Registration Number (STRN)” and is issued by FBR. If the above Restaurant chain operates an outlet in Islamabad, then it is required to show STRN which is a 13-digit number.

To summaries, a business (Restaurant & Bakery, as under discussion today) which is not registered for the sales tax is not allowed to collect sales tax on the invoice. An invoice which does not bear a valid Sales Tax Number should not include any Sales Tax amount in invoice and if the Sales Tax amount is indicated, then the customers can demand an invoice with valid Sales Tax Registration Number. Mentioning only NTN, whether Registered with competent revenue authority or not, is not a substitute for Sales tax Number.
Sales Tax Number (on Services) is identified as PNTN in Punjab, SNTN in Sindh, KNTN in Khaybar Pakhtunkhwa, BNTN in Baluchistan and STRN in Islamabad.

For businesses, it’s important that they familiarize themselves with the Invoice requirements as stipulated in Sales Tax on Services Rules of all competent authorities and design their invoices accordingly. The common feature /requirement of an invoice from all the authorities include:
– Name, Address and the Sales Tax Number (PNTN/SNTN/KNTN/BNTN/STRN whichever applicable) of the service provider
– Value Exclusive of the Tax
– Rate and amount of the Tax
– Value Inclusive of the Tax
With any one of the above missing from the invoice will make it a defective invoice. Customers have the right to demand a correct invoice and refusal to provide an invoice in the manner designed in Sales Tax on Services Rules carries some punishments.

Tax compliance is not limited to Businesses and Customers. A much important role rests with the Revenue authorities. Authorities need to come out and proactively educate the public on the Taxes. Unfortunately, they are not doing much to educate the public. Given the ongoing momentum of the public in favour of tax collections, it’s the right time for the authorities to invest in awareness campaigns. Opening up opportunities for the customers to feedback and complaint against business providing faulty invoices are operating without Sales Tax Number will significantly improve the compliance culture.
Will authorities come out to catch the public momentum in their interest?

Agriculture Economy – How Local Governments can help?

The new Local Government Act is in force now and the new administrative set up under this act is expected to take roots in a year time.  The new system has envisioned separate urban & rural council along with its associated concerns it certainly has certain advantages for the administration. Tehsil council being the representative of the rural areas only will have the opportunity to focus more on improving the rural economy. It’s important to see how the candidates and parties push the narrative during the campaign. Whether the understanding of the mandate and functions of the council is translated into the election campaign or only the National rhetoric will take the lead in the camping.  It’s more important that the potential candidate starts exploring the new Act and exploring various plans they may offer with respect to their functions during the campaign.

Agro-economy is the main source for the rural population however its productivity and profitability has caused some serious damage to the industry. The farmers are continuing just for the sake of living and not there are no much profits for a sustainable living for small farmers. For small farmers, due to the small holding size, there are limitations to various offers, though Govt has certain programs for small farmers. Going by the experience of the Netherlands and the challenges our small farmers facing, its time we turn to the co-operative culture. Co-Operative societies Act 1925 provides the legal structure for establishing and working of Co-Operatives however it needs certain amendments to make it compatible with the foregoing proposals.

Our prospective candidates for the Tehsil Councils should start pondering and developing solutions that may help the constituents (mainly farmers/growers) to get more with the less. A Tehsil council may help them by way of providing guarantees for the cooperative (mind the conflict of interest) in securing credit. Financially assisting in improving irrigation systems, setting up solar tube wells, setting up warehouses for the common purpose and affording them opportunities of better management of crops in post-harvest and in market access. Value of money can be increased if such services are provided to the co-operatives instead of individual farmers. On top of the requirements of the Co-operative Societies Act, a Tehsil Council may put up some other conditions.

Let’s take a case of a Tehsil Council encouraging Co-Operatives and has set up its own budget and policy for the support purpose. The policy is such that it set up certain mandatory requirements to be full filled. Like the appointment of qualified persons, periodic soil/water tests, periodic levelling and boundary verifications etc. Only such Co-Operatives shall be eligible who are registered with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies and have minimum twenty-five acres of land (preferably compact) under its management for the purpose of farming. The members of the Co-Cooperative (Say 5-7) serve as the Board members and they exercise their authority through resolutions. They appoint a qualified person as Farming Manager, Wearhouse & Marketing Manager and any other administrative staff or workers required time to time.  By resolution, they authorize the Farming Manager to represent & protect their interests whenever attending the meeting with the Agriculture Department for seeking new technology or seeds or other farming assistance, Tehsil Council in securing support, Financial institutes in securing credit and so on. The Farming Manager so appointed shall serve as Principle accounting officer and keep a record of all the directions and decisions of the board, Inventory of the Co-Operative/Farm, all the expenditures occurred for the production of any crop.

After harvesting, the Wearhouse & Marketing Manager shall protect the interests of the Co-Operative by preserving the crop, adding value to it and adequately marketing and collecting all proceeds. Under Punjab Agriculture Market Regulatory Authority Act a grower or association of them can set up their own market without registration requirements. After receiving all the costs and incomes from the sales of crops, the Farming Manager shall complete the report of expenditures & incomes for the season and share the profits/Loss equitably among all the members of the Co-Operative as per their share of Landholdings/Investment. As a Policy of the tehsil council, it shall require such a report to be submitted to it for its analysis and taxation purposes.

Co-Operative seeking support shall remain valid for a Minimum period of 5 years. Any interests in the land subjected to the Co-operative transferred by virtue of inheritance or sale shall remain subject to the holding of the Co-Operative till the completion of the validity of the Co-Operative. Co-Operatives made to work as such under the support policy of a Tehsil Council can increase the utilization of various assets and thus increasing productivity and efficiency. Qualified Managers appointed can speed up the pace of knowledge & technology transfer. Deployment of qualified persons in the farming will increase the productivity and efficiency of the sector which we certainly need the most. Currently, our farmers are not educated info to take advantage of the modern technologies and financially it’s not feasible for every small farmer to deploy qualified persons or special technology or equipment. However, when small farmers join hands and increase their landholding subject to common purpose, they become capable of appointing a qualified person to take care of all of their lands and also can afford to adopt new equipment’s. The Economy of scales plays its role.

With all these efforts, the Tehsil council where it will increase the income of its constituent and their spending ability, it will raise more revenues directly and indirectly. Under such a support package, the council may either agree for a fixed percentage share in the profits of Co-Operative or it may subject all Co-Operatives within its jurisdiction under a special income tax. The increasing culture of the Co-Operatives will reduce the spending of their constituents in procuring sperate machinery or tube wells. The common farming practice will increase the utilization of the inventory. We as a country need to improve the efficiency & productivity in our agriculture sector and solution to it is clusters & Co-Operatives supported and encouraged by the Local Governments.

Can the prospective candidates & Party Leadership focus more on their mandate & functions of the LGs in the upcoming campaign session and less on the national rhetoric?


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PTI 100 Days Agenda – Tracking

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100 Days Agenda – Speech & Document

This presentation is in two distinct categories: 

1- Actionable of the Agenda Vs Progress made on those

2- Day-to-day progress overall.

I have prepared the actionable for each theme. Steps taken for all themes will be updated accordingly on Day 50 of the Govt. Whereas, day-to-day progress will be updated as and when there is any progress relating to agenda items.

Click below on each theme to download the actions taken for each

Theme 1. Transform Governance @ 100 Days

Theme 2. Strengthen the Federation @ 100 Days

Theme 3. Revitalize Economic Growth @ 100 Days

Theme 4. Uplift Agriculture and Conserve Water @ 100 Days

Theme 5. Revolutionize Social Services @ 100 Days and Theme 6. Ensure Pakistan’s National Security @ 100 Days


Day 51-100: The progress is captured in above PDF files.

Day 50: 6-10-2018

Prime Minister in Quetta

Day 49: 5-10-2018

Prime Minister chaired another meeting of the Task Force on Housing. Policy likely to be announced on 10th October (54th Day of Govt). 

Special Assistant to PM on Accountability briefed media about Assets Recovery Unit. 10 thousand properties in Dubai & London. Owners of 300 properties served notices. 895 other people identified. 

Prime Minister directed for a Paperless office culture. 

Day 48: 4-10-2018

8th Cabinet meeting on Day 48. 

  1. Cabinet approved in principle to sign MOU with Suadi Arabia (PSO-Saudi Aramco) to establish an Oil refinery in Gwadar. 
  2. Cabinet, today, approved the removal of the following:
    • President/CEO NBP
    • President/CEO FWBL
    • President/CEO ZTBL
    • President/CEO SME Bank
    • Two Deputy Governor SBP
    • Three Membersr of Competition Commission of Pakistan. Total 9 High profile removals.
  3. Cabinet approved to establish a Centre of Excellence /University in the PM House. 
  4.  2467 properties of federal, Punjab & KP Govts identified. A Taskforce under Pervaiz Khattak to set out guidelines/plans for the utility of these properties. 



Mr Haroon Sharif appointed as Chairman, Board of Investment, Pakistan.

Council of Business Advisors notified.

Day 47: 3-10-2018

Govt Launch the website to update public on 100 Days agenda Targets.

KP cabinet meets to discuss 100 Days agenda targets under the Provincial Govt domain.

On reforming Criminal Justice System, The Law Minister assured the Prime Minister that a comprehensive reform package carrying the future Plan of Action with delineated timelines would be finalized within the first 100 days.

Day 46: 2-10-2018

Finance Minister chaired a meeting to strengthen the existing laws to effectively control the capital flight and money LaMoneying.

FBR goes after 169 wealthy non-filers; many more set to face ‘hot pursuit’

Massive anti-encroachment drive in 6 big cities of the Punjab underway.

Day 45: 1-10-2018

Day 44: 30-9-2018

Day 43: 29-9-2018

Prime Minister chaired a meeting of Task Force on FATA merger.

Prime Minister constituted a Task Force on Tourism.

Day 42: 28-9-2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan will formally launch ’05 million Housing Project’ during the first half of the October 2018.

In connection of the Prime Minister’s directives for a National Cleanliness  Campaign, Ministry of Climate Change is devising a comprehensive National Sanitation Policy.

Day 41: 27-9-2018

7th cabinet Meeting with important Agenda items. 

  • Permanent solutions & comprehensive policy for Afghan Refugees befoJuneune 2019
  • Mansoor Hussain Siddiqui appointed as DG Financial Monitoring Unit of SBP appointed
  • Justice (r) Abdur Rauf appointed as Chairmen Wages Board.
  • A big operation against 100 Tax defaulters/evaders of FBR
  • An operation against Encroachments in Karachi after a recent completion in Islamabad. 
  • Infrastructure Development Authority, Karachi to be revived and strengthened. 
  • Federal Right to Information Act to be strengthened. 
  • FATA/PATA given another 5 years of exemption from Tax Laws. 
  • Minister IT & Minister reforms tasked to implement Technology across the Govt to achieve a paperless Govt/e-Govt. Presentation to be submitted in 2 weeks.
  • A task force on Tourism with Prime Minister as its Chairman. 


Day 40: 26-9-2018

Day 37: 23-9-2018

SACM on IT & Finance Minister meet up for the 100 Days agenda on with respect to KP Science & Technology.

Day 36: 22-9-2018

KP Education & Finance Minister attend a meeting wrt to 5-year education sector Plan.



Day 34: 20-9-2018

In continuation of the decision taken in the 3rd cabinet meeting, two committees constituted for reforms in the Health Sector.

Media briefing on the Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia & UAE.

Day 33: 19-9-2018

The Apex Committee discussed the Merger of FATA

KP Govt met to review the LG Bill

A committee met to discuss the reforms in the Criminal Justice System.

Day 32: 18-9-2018

6th Cabinet meeting to approve The Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018.

The Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 introduced in the National Assembly.

The committee constituted on Day 27, met today and to prepare a draft bill for the Legal Aid.

Day 31: 17-9-2018

Senior Minister Punjab Govt Chaired a meeting relating to 100 Days agenda of the PTI Govt.

Pakistan & UK announced a new Justice and Accountability Partnership to crack down on the ill-gotten money and other related areas.

Day 30: 16-9-2018

Prime Minister on his 1st visit to Karachi. PM chaired meetings on Development projects in Karachi Funded by Federal Govt and Meeting on the Security Situation in Karachi.


Day 29: 15-9-2018

Prime Minister chaired a meeting on LG Act and told the participants, as narrated by Taimoor Khan Jhagra, that “We are not here to design a local government system that favours PTI. We have to design a model that favours the people of each province, regardless of what that means for PTI”

A meeting chaired by Minister for National Health Services, Aamir Mehmood Kiani in Islamabad today decided to constitute an emergency nutrition task force with the aim to eliminate child malnutrition.

Day 28: 14-9-2018

Prime Minister addressed the Civil Servants to assure them his full support. Encouraged them to take bold decisions and risk and not to be afraid of mistakes at the same time to differentiate between a theft & an honest mistake. He assured them of due process and respect even in case of any investigation proceedings. Also acknowledged problems in their salary structure.

Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed civil servants in Islamabad and stressed the need for change of mindset

Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed civil servants in Islamabad and stressed the need for change of mindset that has been holding the country back and assured them that the government would support them against all kind of pressures.#PMIK

Posted by Imran Khan (official) on Friday, September 14, 2018

In continuation of the cabinet decision taken in the 3rd cabinet meeting, Minister of Law after a meeting of the committee on reforms in Civil Cases gave a media briefing. The Minister highlighted that with a new proposal of amendment, a civil case will be decided within 12 to 13 months including the two appeals in superior courts.

M/o Human Rights has started an awareness campaign on women’s rights in inheritance through the Council of Islamic Ideology as was decided on Day 11 in 3rd Cabinet meeting.

Day 27: 13-9-2018

The 5th Cabinet meeting in 1st thirty days. Important points discussed/decided by the cabinet:

  1. To provide a supply of gas to the fertiliser industry in order to maximise their production capacity and to reduce the import requirement of fertilizer.
  2. Subsidies and cost of various metro projects under discussion. Audit to be carried out for all.
  3. Capital Administration & Development Division Ministry to be abolished and administration of the CDA to park under Interior Ministry.
  4. 34 thousands of State Land to be commercialised.
  5. Expenses incurred by PM office & CM office in the past 5 years were under discussion also.
  6. No change in the Electricity & Gas prices.
  7. Amendments to the Finance Act 2018 to be placed before the National Assembly.
  8. Four helicopters in PM house likely to be given to NDMA to serve as an air ambulance.
  9. Cabinet approved the appointment of BoD for the PTV
  10. Cabinet approved the appointment of Mr Haroon Sharif as Chairman of the Pakistan Board of the Investment.

Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Railway division and directed to submit a full plan of recovery of Railway Lands and Plans to increase the revenue.

Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Taskforce constituted to determine the utility of the important state buildings. Committee chair briefs the media about the various decision taken. Buildings to be converted into hotels and museums. PM house to have additional blocks and to be used as an academic facility.

Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, chaired a meeting of Taskforce on NAB Reforms. The meeting was held to develop a detailed plan for bringing reforms in the NAB Law in terms of making it more focused and effective.

Federal Govt has constituted a committee to formalise recommendations for setting up for poor and vulnerable.


Day 26: 12-9-2018

Day 25: 11-9-2018

Prime Minister chaired another meeting on Local Govt System. The deliberations are almost completed and the PM directed to convert it in the final bill within 48 hours. 

Prime Minister orders constitution of a Task Force on Sports to review the performance of Sports organizations and make recommendations for administrative reforms in Sports. Task Force on Sports, under Mr Ehsan Mani, to review the performance of all sports bodies, analyze the efficacy and utilization of various funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting sports at national as well as regional level. 

A high-level meeting presided over by the Prime Minister regarding the merger of FATA with KP.

After the appointment of IG Punjab Police on Day 21, CM chaired a meeting on Police Reforms Commission. Nasri Durrani will be heading the Commission. 

Day 24: 10-9-2018

Prime Minister chaired the 2nd meeting on Housing plan to review the progress made so far. Prime minister said that 05 million housing, equipped all basic facilities, and regularization of katchi abadis/slums is a foremost priority of the Government.

Member of the Committee, Engr Najeeb Haroon Shared his recommendations

Information minister briefed the decisions of  ECC.

  1. No new burden for the Farmers.
  2. Advise to Provinces for crackdowns against sellers overcharging for gas cylinders.
  3. Subsidy system to be re-designed in a way to support more the lowest segment of society and lesser to the upper class.
  4. Increase in gas prices rejected.


Federal Education Minister Chaired a meeting of National Taskforce on Education.

Day 23: 9-9-2018

Prime Minister briefed in Bani Gala on the progress made so far about LG system. PTI plans two-tier LG system sans tehsil councils in Punjab

Chief Minister Punjab updated on his efforts to implement 100 Days agenda.


Day 22: 8-9-2018

Day 21: 7-9-2018

New IGs appointed for Punjab, KP & Sindh.

Day 20: 6-9-2018

  1. In continuation of the decision taken on Day 11 by the cabinet, Prime Minister notified the TORs and members of the task force on Civil Service Reforms
  2. In continuation of the decision taken on Day 3 by the cabinet, Prime Minister notifies TORs and the members of the task force on Austerity & Restructuring of the Government.
  3. In continuation of the decision taken on Day 11 by the cabinet, Prime minister notified the members of the task force to expedite the FATA/PATA merger.
  4. Prime Minister chaired a meeting on CPEC and was briefed about various nature of Projects under CPEC umbrella.
  5. Prime Minister chaired the 1st meeting of the Economic Advisory Council. PM told the participant that Govt aims for Policies focused on the uplifting of the lowest segment of the community.

Day 19: 5-9-2018

Its 4th Cabinet meeting in 19 Days. Important decisions of the 4th cabinet meetings are:

  1. A multi-agency Assets Recovery Unit established in PM office for the recovery of stolen wealth. The unit will report fortnight to the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court on the Progress.
  2. Discretionary funds & schemes thereof under various head are discontinued and referred for parliamentary approval. This amounts to some Rs. 80 Billion
  3. Prime Minister directed an Inspection team to look into the matter of early inauguration of the Tarbela-IV powerhouse and resulting loss of estimated Rs. 25 Billion.
  4. Although Education, Health, Water & Cleanliness are provincial matters, bearing that in mind & their importance, the Federal Cabinet decided to be a deriving force in the improvement of these sectors.
  5. A task force constituted under Federal Education Minister, Shafqat Mahmood, to work on moving  25 million out of school children to the schools.
  6. The basic content of syllabus/Curriculum for all schools (Madaras, Govt School & Private Schools) to be the same.
  7.  A common “School Leaving Certificate” to be introduced contrary to O/A Levels, Matric/FSc & Madaras.  (In Singapore they have “PSLE -Primary School Leaving Exam”)
  8.  Provinces to be approached in order to streamline the Fee Structures in Private schools within the respective jurisdiction. (Punjab, KP, Balochistan & Islamabad all will follow the PTI’s party position)
  9. On the report of Ministry of Human Rights, the cabinet decided to have an Orphanage in the Islamabad and also in provinces where PTI is in Govt, Orphanage centres will be established.
  10. To protect children against abuse, trafficking and corporal punishment, the Ministry of Human Rights directed to take all necessary steps.
  11. Ministry of Human Rights also directed to look into and recommend how to regulate the employment of Domestic Helpers.
  12. All public buildings to directed to provide Access to buildings for Wheelchair users (The Accessibility Code of Pakistan 2006 is an active regulation, however, no compliance).
  13. Foreign Office directed to improve its service delivery and coordination with Overseas Pakistanis.
  14. Ten thousand Pakistanis in prisons overseas. Foreign office directed to collect data and determine the nature of their imprisonments and to immediately extend full assistance.
  15. Three thousand Pakistanis in Iran sentenced to death. Govt will take up the matter with Iranian authorities to seek some relief for them.
  16. KP Cabinet had its 1st meeting and reviewed the 100 Days agenda and how it can work on the items under its domain. A review after every 10 days was decided.

The Finance Minister has written a letter to the Provincial Govts initiating the process for the 9th NFC award.


Day 18: 4-9-2018

  1. Nominee of the Prime Minister, Dr Arif Alvi elected as the President of Pakistan
  2. Nominee of the Prime Minister, Mr Ehsan Mani elected as the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board.
  3. Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Petroleum Division and directed to chalk out a plan to identify and stop the theft of Gas amounting to 50 billion per anum.
  4. Prime Minister constituted three Cabinet Committees on CPEC, Energy & Privatization.
  5. With ongoing uproar about the selection of an accomplished Economist Mr Atif Mian, Federal Govt responded vocally and strongly and assured to protect the life and rights of its all citizens across the line of Religion.
  6. Federal Minister Baber Awan tendered his resignation upon filing a Reference by NAB in an accountability court.

Day 17: 3-9-2018

  1. Prime Minister chaired a meeting at PM House. After a detailed discussion on various international models and road-map for addressing the issue of housing, a committee was constituted by the Prime Minister under Secretary Housing & Works to devise a comprehensive and coherent plan of action in a Week.
  2. Prime Minister chaired a meeting on the matter of cash transfer through Hawal/Hundi. A committee formed under Attorney General to Review the related existing Laws and propose the amendments in a week. 
  3. ECC met for the 2nd time today and decided to disconnect the meters of the subscribers who fail to pay the bills for three months and give them prepaid meters after they clear all outstanding dues. 
  4. ECC decided to bring up the matter of Circular debt to the cabinet and also to have an audit for the Circular debt cleared by the PMLN Govt in 2013.
  5. ECC further directed the Ministry of Industries & Production to look into various scenarios of Gas supply, Subsidy & urea production before deciding the import Quantity. 
  6. For the Development of Balochistan, an MOU signed with BNP Mengal spanning various sectors of Social Development.


Day 16: 2-9-2018

  1. Prime Minister inaugurated the 10 Billion tree tsunami campaign “Plant for Pakistan” and said Govt will include the Plantation & Cleanliness in the School Curriculum. He said it’s our aim to make a Green-Pakistan.
  2. Prime Minister chaired a meeting attended by 3 Chief Ministers (Punjab, KP & Balochistan), Secretaries of the Local Govt Departments, and Other ministers. The meeting was to discuss and develop a  Powerful Local Govt system with Financial & Administrative Powers devolved to the LGs. 
  3. Health Minister Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid, chaired a meeting to provide Sehat Insaf card (Health Insurance) on the pattern of KP Govt in Punjab. The Department approved to extend the existing Health insurance to remaining 19 Districts. (at this stage not clear how different it will be from Sehat insaf Card). 

Day 15: 1-9-2018

Prime Minister had meetings with the Punjab Cabinet members and with the secretaries of the Punjab Govt. 

Directives for the Punjab Govt: 

  • Revamp the existing Local Govt system (to directly elect the Nazim and to devolve the Financial & Administrative authority).
  • Identify corrupt practices and take actions against them.
  • To bring new police order to ensure a depoliticized police force. 
  • An audit for the Orange Line Train Project.
  • Strict actions against Encroachments & Land grabbings.
  • We must invest in human development while rationalising our expenditures simultaneously with austerity and simplicity because Pakistan has the lowest Human Development Index in the region.
  • Our reform agenda need a wholehearted commitment from you (bureaucracy) coupled with performance to translate the vision into reality.
  • Your performance(bureaucracy) will be the only consideration for the present government. We will provide you with opportunity and will not interfere in the functional domain as demonstrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that produced unprecedented outcomes.


Day 14: 31-8-2018

Punjab Govt has its 1st cabinet meeting on Day 14 of the Federal Govt.

Steps taken on items directly related to the 100 Days Agenda are as below: 

1- Cabinet approved to revisit & reform the LG Act to Directly Elect the Nazim and devolve the financial & administrative powers to LGs.

2- In 1st cabinet meeting of the Punjab Govt, Cabinet Established a working group to work out modalities for establishing South Punjab Province.

3- In 1st cabinet meeting of the Punjab Govt, Cabinet approved to ensure implement three points in the 1st phase. One of the three steps to be implemented is Sehat Insaf card.

4- In 1st cabinet meeting of the Punjab Govt, Cabinet decided to unveil a comprehensive roadmap with concrete planning in next 100 days.

Day 13: 30-8-2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan along with federal ministers of defence, foreign affairs, finance, information, state minister of Interior and Secretary Defence visited GHQ.

Prime Minister’s message to Nation on the matter of Blasphemous Carton Competition onNetherlandss.


Minister for Local Government  & Community Development chaired the 1st meeting for the new Local Govt System in Punjab.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Briefed about 10 Billion Tree Tsunami – Plant-for-Pakistan. 


Day 12: 29-8-2018

  1. Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office on issues relating to the power sector.
  2. Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing about functions of Ministry of Commerce at Prime Minister’s Office.
  3. Chairman NAB called on Prime Minister. PM assured full support of the Govt to NAB for carrying out its job.
  4. Changes in the Bureaucracy.

  5. 1st meeting of the Cabinet’s Committee, Economic Coordination Committee. Two main issues got the attention
    1. Circular Debt of the power sector now stands at Rs. 1.18 trillion
    2. Fertiliser Export and Price is not in favour of Farmers.

Day 11: 28-8-2018

Federal Cabinet held its 3rd meeting on the 11th day of its tenure.

Decisions taken in the 3rd cabinet meeting:

  1. Cabinet approved to remove President & CEO of the NBP and approved the appointment of new bosses for NACTA, FBR and IB.
  2. Cabinet approved to amend the NAB law, Civil & Criminal Procedure Code, Anti-terrorism act to improve the legal system of the country.
  3. Cabinet approved to take steps in order to ensure that women get the due share in their inheritance and also to initiate a social campaign to the effect.
  4. Minister for P&D to brief the Prime Minister on all ongoing and upcoming projects under CPEC.
  5. Cabinet constituted a committee (Governor KP, Chief Minister KP,  Defence Minister & Advisor to PM on Establishment) to expedite the FATA merger.
  6.  A committee of Shah Mahmood Qureshi & Khusroo Bakhtiyar to meet other political parties to reach out a consensus to secure 2/3 voting as required to for the creation of  South Punjab Province. Committee also to provide actionable steps for the creation of the South province.
  7. Advisor to PM on Governance Reforms to provide a reform package for the Federal Govt.
  8. Federal Govt to start the project for 10 billion trees from 2nd September, Plant-for-Pakistan Day.
  9. Two committees to work on the massive housing and 10 million job creation. Committees assigned to produce a workable plan to kick-start the initiatives.
  10. Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) takes the massive annual development budget, Advisor to PM on Governance Reforms to recommend steps for the PSDP.
  11. Prime Minister to review the progress of all task forces every 15 days.

Day 10: 27-8-2018

A meeting in continuation of item recorded at Sr No 4 of the 1st cabinet meeting on the 1st day of Federal Govt.

A letter issued from PM Office asking details of all kind of accommodation from all Departments including from Punjab & KP Govts.


Day 7: 24-8-2018:

Decisions of the 2nd cabinet Meeting.

  1. Cabinet decided to form a Task force to study the Katchi Abadis across the country and to chalk out a plan to provide them basic civic facilities.
  2. In order to stop misuse of the public money, Cabinet approved to withdraw any powers with Prime Minister, President, Ministers and others over the use of Discretionary Funds. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spent over 50 Billion in his discretion.
  3. Prime Minister desired to abolish the discretionary funds and to seek approval of the Parliament for various expenses as per his vision to protect the public money and empower the institution of Public trust, the Parliament.
  4. Prime Minister also decided that he will not travel in 1st class and the same provision to other dignitaries will be withdrawn.
  5. Cabinet approved an audit for all the metro bus projects including of Peshawar BRT to put before the public extent of public monies being used for such projects.
  6. The cabinet approved the Plan for massive plantation starting from the Provincial Capitals. Federal Minister for Climate change to share the working details of the Project.
  7. Cabinet deliberated the proposal for a shift to 6 working days of a week, however, the proposal rejected and the working hours changed from 8 am to 4 pm a day to 9 am to 5 pm.
  8. Cabinated tasked the Minister for interprovincial coordination to work out a plan for the large-scale cleanliness campaign through the country.

Minister for the Information Division said he will be nominating spokesperson of the opposition parties (PMLN & PPP) for the Editorial Board of PTV to assure that State-run TV adequately provides coverage to the opposition.


Day 5: 22-8-2018: Eid Day

Day 4: 21-8-2018:

  1. Information Minister announced lifting political censorship completely from State-run media outlets (PTV, Pakistan Radio, APP).

Day 3: 20-8-2018: The 1st cabinet is in.

Decisions of  1st Cabinet Meeting:

  1. Assets of the Cabinet members to Made public
  2. Overseas health services for the Ministers on govt expenses revoked. No minister to be paid for availing health service overseas.
  3. Vehicles of the Prime Minister office (88 Nos) approved for public auction.
  4. Two committees constituted to look into the Govt Estate Properties
    • Heritage committee: Under Heritage Minister Shafqat Mahmood to look into and recommend the use of important buildings likes of Governor Houses etc

    • Non-Heritage Buildings committee: Under Finance Minister Asad Umar to look into and recommend the use of important buildings likes of Commissioner Houses. Police IG houses etc et
  5. Limitations placed on the foreign trips of Ministers & other Officers except in case of high importance.
  6. Ministry of water directed to submit the report on water reserves and Dams.
  7. Cabinet approved NAB’s plea to place Mian Nawaz Sharif & Maryam Nawaz on ECL.
  8. Ministry of interior Directed to follow-up with red warrants issued for Ishaq Dar, Hassan & Hussain Nawaz
  9. Cabinet Directed Ministry of Law to follow-up with British authorities to take control of Avenfied properties.
  10. Austerity Task Force under Dr Ishrat Hussain
  11. Resorts Committee
  12. A task force established under Special Assistant to PM on Accountability to initiate efforts to bring back the illegal-properties established overseas. Task force to include members from FIA, NAB, SBP, SECP, FBR, Law & Foreign Ministry or any other individual as needed.

Statutory Appointments:

Prime minister, as per PCB Constitution, appointed his nominee for the Board of Governor. Hoping that his nominee will be elected as Chairman PCB and will implement his agenda for reforming the Cricket.

Day 1: 19-8-2018: Prime Minister’s Maiden address to the Nation

For Text: Click Here 

18-8-2018: The Day of Commitment – Oath Day

Mr Prime Minister.

PM imran Khan

17-8-2018: Election of the Prime Minister

PM Imran Khan

27-7-2018: Initiated this blog post to track commitments of PTI made in 100 Days Agenda.

25-7-2018: The Big Day – General Elections 2018

The Avenfield Verdict

These are the thoughts of Ahmer Bhai on Twitter and I just compiled these here as I almost agree to all of the points made there. You may follow his profile here.

I have no doubt that the Sharifs accumulated wealth through . I have no doubt they laundered it through businesses & properties via a web of companies in offshore tax havens. I have no doubt they have lied on TV, in parliament, and in Court. I have no doubt that they have contributed to Pakistan’s economic and social woes. That they have deliberately and systematically weakened regulators & state institutions to concentrate power in individual hands.

I have no doubt that they have undermined democracy and the rule of law. So it gives me satisfaction to see them convicted in Court. I understand this isn’t the end and there are appeals and deals still to go. I know they aren’t the only ones guilty of all this, and more. I am aware of the possibility, given our history and theirs, of manipulation and engineering. Yet, I’m happier today since I see this as progress. A step forward. With a journey ahead, no doubt. One that I hope will include Zardari, Musharraf, Hussain, and others held to account.

That the whole saga is entirely engineered, I cannot believe. Because there were so many choices the Sharifs themselves made along the way that led them here. They had so much opportunity to resolve the crises politically, but they chose to bring it to court. And it seems rather far-fetched to me that the military and the entire superior judiciary somehow hatched the entire plot from the Panama revelations to political campaigns to the Supreme Court hearings to the JIT findings to the conviction.

The establishment may have nudged it along, perhaps. That isn’t beyond possibility, certainly. But the Sharifs did the corruption. They did the money laundering, tax evasion, perjury. Not the army or the judges. And that’s what they have been convicted for. THEIR crimes. And it’s merely a conviction at this time. There’s been no punishment yet. More importantly, there’s been no reparations, no compensation. The billions they’ve looted, the trillions of damage they’ve caused, the decades lost. There’s nothing that can be done about those. Nothing.

PTI Candidates for National Assembly 2018

Overall summary: 

For 178 NA tickets of PTI:
104 Tickets issued to PTI Walas*
19 Tickets to those joined from PPP
18 Tickets to those joined from PMLN
7 Tickets to those joined from PMLQ
30 Tickets to Independents or those joined from other parties or I couldn’t find affiliation.
*Joined before 2017


Lists are as below:

Pls Note that in lists of South Punjab & West Punjab below there has been a total of 4 mistakes.

1 at Sr No 7 of West Punjab
3 at Sr No 15 to 17 of South Punjab.

Those have wrongly been given affiliation to PTI.- Apologies.