ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mr Shaukat Tarin chaired a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Wednesday.

The ECC approved a technical supplementary Grant of Rs300 million to allocate the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) to establish joint border markets at Mand District Kech, Gabd District Gwadar and Chedgi, District Panjgur against Rs100 million each. The ECC further approved the technical supplementary grant for the Covid-19 Response and other natural calamities control programme (Sindh Component) worth Rs9393.226 million.

During its meeting held on Wednesday, the ECC approved a technical supplementary grant of Rs98.700 million to meet the requirements of Frontier Corps KP (South), D.I.Khan under the Interior Division. The ECC further approved a technical supplementary grant of Rs25 million for Headquarters Pakistan Rangers Islamabad under the Interior Division. The ECC approved a technical supplementary grant amounting to Rs 39.058 million to the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics to pay salaries.

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Privatization Muhammad Mian Soomro, Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar, Federal Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, adviser to the PM on institutional reforms and austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain, special assistant to the prime minister on petroleum Tabish Gauhar. Besides them, the secretary of finance, the secretary of national food security, the secretary of privatization commission, the secretary of petroleum division, the secretary of industries and production, the secretary of the interior and other relevant officials also attended the meeting.


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