ECC approves import of additional wheat

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ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet has approved import of additional wheat to buffer up existing stocks till the arrival of fresh crop.

The ECC, which met in Islamabad today (Wednesday) with Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair, also approved additional 200,000 metric tons wheat for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 80,000 metric tons for Azad Kashmir and 220,000 metric tons for Utility Stores Corporation.

It granted approval to removal of additional two percent customs duties on 152 tariff lines.

The Committee assented approval to technical supplementary grants of worth 30 million rupees for the purchase of spare parts of KP Government's helicopter and over 400 million rupees to establish additional courts in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.

Besides, it also approved a grant of 2.268 billion rupees for the Higher Education Commission for completion of various disbursement linked Indicators.

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