Asad Umar chairs Economic Coordination Committee meeting

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar chaired meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) here on Tuesday.

ECC approved supplementary grant of Rs 46.4 million for payment to families of deceased employees of Petroleum Division (Policy Wing) under the Prime Minister’s Assistance Package.

It may be added that legal heirs of the officers/officials of Petroleum Division (Policy Wing) who died, while in service, between 15.6.13 to 09-02-15, requested that they may be granted all the benefits as per the Prime Minister’s Assistance Package issued on 20th October 2014.

So the decision has accordingly been taken.

ECC in consideration of request by Finance Division allowed submission of proposal to the federal cabinet for approval of Rs. 200.075 million supplementary grant to Govt. of Baluchistan under the “Pur aman Baluchistan Policy”. Launched in August 2015, the Policy stipulated provision of funds on equal basis by the Federal and Provincial Governments for encouraging misled individuals (Ferraries) to give up militancy and play active role for development and prosperity of the Baluchistan Province.

ECC approved supplementary grant amounting to Rs. 20.00 million to Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFS&R) for operationalisation of its Plant Breeders’ Rights Registry.

ECC also directed that the process for creation of 71 posts in the Registry may be expedited. ECC approved proposal of Commerce Division based on request by Philip Morris Pakistan Ltd. for export and analysis of tobacco seed at M/S Eurofins Dr. Specht Lab, Germany. The analysis report would help in production of good quality tobacco in future for domestic use and export purposes.

ECC approved supplementary grant of Rs. 11.441 million to Ministry of Privatization to meet expenses pertaining to relocation of its offices to the new premises, Kohsar Block.

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