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ECC directs to ensure supplies of imported urea across country

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet, chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar, on Thursday directed to ensure supplies of imported urea across the country.

The Ministry of Industries briefed the meeting about fertilizer situation in the country.

It was informed that imported shipments of urea have reached Karachi and arrangements are in place for supplies across the country.

The ECC directed that the process should be expedited to ensure that sufficient stocks were available in the market.

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The ECC cleared proposal of the Ministry of IT regarding approval of budget estimates of National Telecommunication Corporation by the federal cabinet.

The meeting however, observed that NTC being an autonomous and self earning body should be empowered like other public sector corporations to formulate and approve its own budget.

The committee directed that necessary authorization may be granted so that in future the budget was considered and approved by the NTC Board.



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