ECC will meet today to discuss overall economic situation

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19 Jun, 2019 9:02 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Economic Coordination Committee will held in Islamabad on Wednesday (today) with Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair.

It will discuss overall economic situation of the country. The matters pertaining to supplementary grants for various government departments and ministries as well as the demand and supply of wheat will also come under discussion in the meeting.

ECC approves Rs20b sovereign guarantee to stabilize stock market

Earlier, the ECC has made authorized to the government to issue sovereign guarantee worth 20 billion rupees to stabilize the stock market.

The meeting of ECC was held under the chair of Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on Thursday.

The ECC has approved the proposal of Finance Division authorizing the government to issue sovereign guarantee worth 20 billion rupees for investment in National Investment Trust’s State Enterprise Fund to stabilize the stock market.

The Ministry of National Food Security and Research secretary updated the committee about the wheat situation in the country. He informed that the country was in comfortable position with having 7.25 million tons of wheat available in the stock.

Ministry of Maritime Affairs suggested various proposals on the revival and development of shipping industry in Pakistan.

The committee noted the proposals and advised the Ministries of Petroleum and Maritime Affairs to jointly come up with a comprehensive proposal, in next ECC meeting, for introducing a dynamic shipping policy focusing on expansion and development of local shipping industry.

The ECC acceded to the proposal of Ministry of States & Frontier Regions to grant 781.5 million rupees for arranging 20,000 Metric Tons of wheat for Temporarily Displaced Persons of erstwhile FATA.

The ECC also approved Supplementary and Technical Supplementary Grants for various Ministries and Divisions.

On May 15, the ECC approved additional supply of 150 MW of power through National Grid to K-Electric in Karachi.

The ECC meeting was held on Wednesday under the chair by Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad. During the meeting, the ECC approved procurement of 5.15 million tons of wheat target with financial limit of 158.5 billion rupees this year.

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