ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has decided to extend the subsidy on five essential commodities — sugar, ghee, flour, legumes, and rice — at Utility Stores for another 15 days.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the ECC chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Monday.

The ECC also took up a request by the Ministry of Industries and Production, wherein it had asked for a six-month extension in the subsidy to the sector. The ECC formed a committee to look into the request. The committee will report to the ECC after its review.

The ECC has also approved supplementary grants for the Interior Ministry and other departments.

The writer is a member of staff
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