Pakistan purchases 450,000 metric tons wheat from Russia

Pakistan purchases 450,000 metric tons wheat from Russia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is purchasing of 450,000 metric tons wheat from Russia as country’s economic coordination committee approved a bid of a Russian company.

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet met on Monday which was presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

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Federal Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmud, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi MNA/Ex-PM, Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr. Ayesha Ghous Pasha, SAPM on Finance Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, SAPM on Government Effectiveness Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Federal Secretaries and other senior officers attended the meeting in person while Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Masood Malik, Coordinator to PM on Commerce and Industry Rana Ihsan Afzal and Governor SBP, MD PASSCO joined the meeting through Zoom.

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Ministry of National Food Security and Research submitted a summary on Award of 7th International Wheat Tender 2022 opened on November 30, 2022.

Keeping in view results of 7th International tender and G2G offer, the ECC approved the lowest bid from M/s Cereal Crop Trading LLC at $ 372/MT for supply of 130,000 MT at Karachi ports for the shipment period from 16th December, 2022 8th February, 2023.

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The ECC also granted approval of the offer of M/s Prodintorg , Russia on Government to Government (G2G) basis at $ 372 /MT for supply of 450,000 MT at Gwadar Port for shipment period from 1st February, 2023 to 31st March, 2023.

It was decided that any additional cost on inland transportation from Gwadar Port will be borne by PASSCO to be recovered from provinces at the time of release of wheat stock.

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The ECC also approved proposal of Finance Ministry to change the title of the revolving fund account for CPEC Independent Power Producers from “Pakistan Energy Revolving Fund” to “Pakistan Energy Revolving Account”.