ECC approves over Rs5.57 billion for subsidy on urea

ECC approves over Rs5.57 billion for subsidy on urea

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved Rs5.57 billion supplementary grant to Ministry of Commerce for payment of federal government's share with provinces against import of urea fertilizer.

The meeting of the ECC was held in Islamabad with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair, the Radio Pakistan reported.

The Committee advised the ministry of industries and production to ensure early clearance of subsidy payable by the provinces on imported urea.

Meanwhile, the committee accorded approval of Rs100 million to the National Highway Authority (NHA) for construction of 77-kilometer road from Dalbandin to Ziarat Balanosh.

It also approved Rs1,666 million in favour of NHA to meet its expenditure incurred on restoration of roads damaged during flood 2022.

Moreover, the ECC approved Rs 922 million in favour of Ministry of Energy for construction of 2nd Circuit stringing from Jiwani to Gwadar.