ECC approves Rs2 billion for Ramazan Relief Package

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) on Tuesday approved Rs2 billion as Ramazan Relief Package.

The ECC meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar, was held on Tuesday.

The Committee approved Rs.2 billion Ramazan Relief Package-2019 so as to provide relief to the low income groups in the Holy Month of Ramazan by providing them essential items at a lower price.

The Committee also approved supplementary grant, amounting to Rs16.976 million, for Textile Division.

It approved supplementary grant of Rs7415.486 million for Finance Division, in favour of Financial Inclusion & Infrastructure Projects (FIIP), and Technical Supplementary Grant amounting to Rs562.00 million and Supplementary Grant amounting to Rs742.531 million for SAP Software License Payment.

Similarly, the Committee also approved Supplementary Grant of Rs1 billion for Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to boost its revenue collection capacity.

In order to pay the outstanding dues to the legal heirs of deceased employees of Pakistan Steel Mills on account of Provident Fund, Gratuity and Payroll, the committee approved grant for the purpose which will help address the problems of the legal heirs of deceased employees.

Secretary Water Resources and Chairman WAPDA gave separate presentations on different water projects including major dams namely, Mohmand Dam, Diamir-Bhasha and Dhasu Dam.

Secretary Commerce made a presentation on export prospects in the short term.

The Committee directed to prepare an export enhancement plan for next year before March 31, 2019.

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