PM Shehbaz Sharif presides over the 50th meeting of the Council of Common Interests in Islamabad on August 5, 2023. — cci.gov.pk
PM Shehbaz Sharif presides over the 50th meeting of the Council of Common Interests in Islamabad on August 5, 2023. — cci.gov.pk
  • Body’s reconstitution done on advice of president.
  • Notification is issued after PM Shehbaz’s approval.
  • CCI is largest decision-making forum of Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved reconstitution of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Friday, replacing the finance minister with the foreign minister.

The body’s reconstitution was done on advice of President Asif Ali Zardari and a notification was issued after PM Shehbaz, who is heading the council, okayed the eight-member CCI. 

All four chief ministers are among the council’s members.

The notification read that Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, and Safron Minister Amir Muqam are also included in the CCI.

The notification of the constitution of Council of Common Interests.
The notification of the constitution of Council of Common Interests. 

The CCI is the largest decision-making forum of the country which decides all those matters, including distribution of natural resources, upon which there is a disagreement between the centre and provinces. 



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