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Minister defends current tariff quota for tuna loins


Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment Isabel García Tejerina states that the modern-day tariff quota for tuna loin imports, corresponding to the period 2016-2018, ensures the operativeness of the effective and industrial sectors, without distorting the operation of the market.


In the Senate, the minister defined that this very constrained quota, set at 25,000 tons, was established in 2013, taking into consideration each the needs of the canning industry and the potential of the freezer tuna fleet to supply the market.

Speaking at the plenary consultation of the Senate, Tejerina recalled that for you to alleviate the shortage of raw substances, self-sustaining tariff quotas are mounted, via which the industry can import sure portions with a purpose to manufacture its merchandise, paying a discounted tariff.

“A delivery of uncooked cloth at international market prices is fundamental for the competitiveness of the seafood product canning and processing industry,” said the minister.

In addition, she said that it become accredited, inside the framework of the European Union (EU), after consulting the Community enterprise and the Member States to reach a consensus among all the parties.

The minister also highlighted the improvement of the Spanish fishing fleet in the tuna area, “a current fleet that is competitive and accountable from the fishing, social and environmental factor of view, which has 26 devices that operate in fishing grounds around the world, taking pictures around 270,000 tons in keeping with a year.” She added that the incorporation of nine new devices is in manner, “which offers a concept of its growth potential”.

Tejerina underlined the importance of the Spanish canning industry, that is at the vanguard of the EU and within the first places inside the global. And she cited that canned tuna debts for nearly 70 according to cent of general production, which in 2016 amounted to 224,549 tons of tuna. The uncooked material coming from the tariff quota represents approximately five in step with the cent of production, Tijerina said.

Therefore, the Minister confident that for the 2018 evaluation of the brand new tariff quota for 2018-2021, the Government is in everlasting contact with the representatives of the Spanish fishing and canning sector with a view to “protect a balanced position that lets in the entire operability below the first-class conditions

Functions and Powers of the Prime Minister



In the Parliamentary system Prime Minister is the head of the government and the whole system of the state revolves round him. He is the leader of majority party in the parliament and he is the source of power. He is more power full than the president.

Relevant provisions

Article 46,91,95 of the constitution of Pakistan.

The office of the Prime Minister according to the constitution of 1973

The Prime Minister under the constitution of 1973 is the real executive and head of the Govt. The president is merely a constitutional figurehead who acts on the advice of the Prime Minister. In fact, he is the real ruler of Pakistan.

Qualifications/characteristics for the office of Prime Minister (P.M)

Citizen of Pakistan

He should be the citizen of Pakistan.
Member of National Assembly

He should be the member of National Assembly.
Should not hold any office of profit

He should not hold any office of profit in the service of Pakistan.
Ideology of Pakistan

He should believe in an ideology of Pakistan.
Mentally and physically fit

He should be mentally and physically fit.

Nomination of the P.M.

The president in his discretion appoints from amongst the members of National Assembly who has commanded the majority of members in the house.

Election of the P.M

The members of the National Assembly elect PM, the leader of the majority party. Assembly in its first session elects speaker and Deputy Speaker and then the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister shall be elected by the majority vote of the total membership of the National Assembly.

Oath of the P.M

After an election, the P.M takes the oath in the presence of the president. He declares to be Muslim and the belief in the finality of Prophet (S.A.W.W) promises to act upon the Islamic ideology, to give presence to the national interest, protect the constitution and be loyal to the country.

Allowances and salary of the P, thousandsM.Prime Minister is given different allowances and salary thousand.
Term of the office

The tenure of the post of the P.M is five years.

Powers and functions of the P.M

The powers and functions of the Prime Minister are as under:-

Chief Advisor of the President

The P.M is the chief advisor to the president. The president performs his duties with the consultation of the P.M.

Formation of Cabinet

The Prime Minister after taking oath select his cabinet. Every Minister, individually and cabinet as the whole are responsible for their acts to the parliament.

National Leader

The P.M is a national leader. He leads the nation and organizes the public opinion in favor of his party.

Leader of the cabinet

The PM is the leader of the cabinet. All the minister work under the supervision of the PM.

Leader of the House

The PM is the leader of the National Assembly. His proposals are honored in the house. He expresses his views in the Assembly.

Power to confer titles and awards

The PM has the power to confer titles and awards to those who show excellent performance in a different field of life.

The power of appointments.

The PM has the power to appoint the high ranking officials with the approval of the president of Islamic republic of Pakistan. He appoints diplomas, ministerial staff and judges of the Supreme Courts and the High Courts. He also appoints the members of National Finance Commission etc.

Financial Powers

The PM also performs finance matters. The budget is prepared under his supervision.

Public welfare

The PM works for the public welfare. He takes every possible step to improve the life style of the people of his country.

Foreign Relation

The foreign policy is prepared under his guidelines. The diplomats are appointed by the president on the recommendations of the PM.

Power of Legislation

The PM takes part in legislation. All proceedings are conducted with the consent of the PM. He plays a vital role in law making.

Administrative Duties.

The PM performs the administrative function. He is responsible for the smooth running of the affairs of the country. He maintains law and order in the country.

Defense of the country

The PM is responsible for the defense of the country. He can take the step to improve the defense system of the country.

Power to Dissolve the National Assembly

The PM can ask the president to dissolve the national assembly.

Party head

The PM is the party head. He belongs to the party who has a majority in the house. He has his political significance.

Power to terminate ministers


The PM if not satisfied with the function of his minister he can terminate them.

Bridge between president and Cabinet

The PM is a link between president and cabinet. The PM is duty bound to inform the president about work of cabinet.

Representative of the Nation

The PM is representative of the nation in international level.
Resign of Prime Minister

The PM may tender his resignation to the president as and when he desires so. After PM has resigned all the minister shall cease to hold offices.

Termination/ Vote of no confidence against Prime Minister

Under the present procedure, a resolution for a vote of no confidence can be moved by not less than twenty percent of the total membership of the National Assembly. The resolution shall not be voted upon before the expiration of three days, from the day on which such resolution is moved in the national assembly.

Acting Prime Minister

On the death, sickness leave, resignation or foreign tour of the PM the senior minister look after the work.

Ending Remarks

While summing up it can be said that the PM is the real executive of the country. He has the strong constitutional position. The PM is the Chief Advisor of a president. He is the leader of the house and elected for the term of 5 years. He can be removed from his office be passing a resolution of a vote of no confidence against him.