Pakistan donates 50,000MT wheat to Afghanistan

Pakistan donates 50,000MT wheat to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Monday approved a donation of 50,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan.

The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Omar Ayub Khan chaired the ECC meeting and took several important decisions.

Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar, Abdul Razak Dawood Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries & Production and Investment, Federal Secretaries and other senior officers participated in the meeting.

The ECC considered the summary submitted by the Ministry of National Food Security & Research approved the proposal for the donation of 50,000 M. Tons of wheat to Afghanistan. ECC further directed the Finance Division to provide funds for the purpose on an actual cost basis.

The ECC also recommended relaxation of the ban on the export of wheat/wheat flour to Afghanistan to the extent of the instant proposal with the direction that the Ministry of National Food Security and Research may inform the Federal Cabinet of the ratio for mixing of local and imported wheat in case export of wheat flour is required.

On a Summary tabled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding “Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Pakistan” the ECC approved two Technical Supplementary Grants (TSGs) for the purpose during CFY 2021-22 i.e., (i) Rs.233.342 million in favor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and (i) Rs 64.2 million in favor of the Interior Division.

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