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ECC approves increase in sugar subsidy amount

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet on Thursday considered and approved the proposal moved by Ministry of Industries and Production for the import of additional 150,000 tons of Urea Fertilizer for Kharif Season.

UK minister questions BBC state funding amount, model

LONDON: A UK government minister on Sunday suggested the amount of money British viewers pay to finance the BBC should be reviewed, along with the state-funded broadcaster's funding model. Every British household with a television currently pays 145.50 pounds ($240) a year to the BBC, but that will end in 2016 and the corporation will be negotiating a new 10-year deal with the government at a time of austerity. Sajid Javid, Britain's minister for culture and a member of the ruling Conservative party, suggested the current…