The meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Wednesday approved $180 million for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will procure the 1 billion vaccines which will include Sinopharm, SinoVac, CanSinoBio and Pfizer.
In addition to this, approval of a grant for payment of fees of students from less developed areas was also given.
A technical supplementary grant of Rs1.16 billion was also approved for the Controller General of Pakistan while a technical supplementary grant of Rs378 million for the Ministry of Education. A technical supplementary grant of Rs33 million for the Auditor General of Pakistan was also approved. Grants of over Rs74 million approved for the marketing campaign of the new scheme regarding remittances.
Approval of funds for construction and repair of official residences of supreme court judges was also given.
Approval of a technical supplementary grant of Rs378 million for the Ministry of Education was also approved. A technical supplementary grant of Rs 330 million for the Auditor General of Pakistan.
Ministry of Human Rights will get a grant of over Rs22.1 million. Ministry of IT summary for additional funds of Special Communication Organization was also approved by ECC. A supplementary grant for Intelligence Bureau was also approved.