Hafeez Shaikh to preside over ECC meeting on May 2
ISLAMABAD: The government has convened a meeting of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on May 2 to discuss 18 point agenda, ARY News reported.
After the resignation of former finance minister Asad Umar, for the first time, Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh would preside over the top economic decisions making body of the country.
A comprehensive restoration plan for Pakistan Steel Mills and a summery for appointment of an advisory consortium for the mill would be tabled in the meeting, said sources.
Supplementary grant for Punjab Rangers, additional funds for interior ministry, supplementary grant for explosive department, supplementary grant for National Savings Organizations and other issues would be discussed in the meeting.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan here on April 16, had reconstituted the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and had appointed his Advisor on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as its chairman.
Cabinet Secretariat had issued a series of notifications about the new composition of the ECC. According to the notifications, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh had also appointed head of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) and the Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCoP).