Islamabad May 29 2002: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in a meeting presided by Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mr. Miftah Ismail approved import of wheat for meeting shortfall of this year, today.
Ministry of National Food Security and Research submitted a summary on modalities framed for import of 3.00 MMT of wheat in the light of the decisions of the ECC of the Cabinet on 09-05-2022 and Federal Cabinet on 10-05-2022.
The ECC after discussion allowed import of 2 MMT on G2G basis while 1 MMT through international tendering process under the existing arrangement.
He said earlier while speaking to private TV channel that, "we will try to import wheat from Russia."
PASSCO will be the recipient agency for the imported wheat. The ECC further directed the MNFS&R to get the requirements of Wheat by the provincial governments. On another summary of Ministry of National Food Security & Research for Ramzan Package Subsidy on wheat flour- Bridge financing facility for Punjab Food Department, the ECC decided that in case subsidy is not approved by the Punjab Cabinet, the shortfall will be bridged by the Federal Government but Govt. of Punjab will ensure that provincial cabinet approves the package as soon as its meeting is convened.
Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Syed Murtaza Mehmood, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mr. Abdul Shakoor, Minister of State for Finance & Revenue Dr. Aisha Ghous Pasha, Minister of State for Petroleum Division Mr. Musadik Masood Malik, Federal Secretaries and senior officers attended the meeting.