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ECC approves Rs1,795m for displaced persons from North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting on Wednesday approved supplementary grant amounting to Rs1795 million for the temporarily dislocated persons from North Waziristan in the wake of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The ECC meeting held in Islamabad today, with Finance Minister Asad Umar in the chair. The committee was briefed by the officials of  Water Resource Division (WRD) on the proposed arrangement for settling the electricity tariff and water usage charges issues with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to a statement released from the ministry, the committee noted that the proposed arrangement, where AJK would set up its own DISCO and would receive water usage charges at the enhanced rate of Rs1.10/ kwh was based on the principle of equality and endorsed the same.

In order to meet the expenses of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), the committee approved technical supplementary grant of Rs202.637 million for CADD and Rs12.409 million for Pakistan Chairs abroad.

It approved supplementary grant of Rs.156.327 million for Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Coordination and Rs41.671 million for Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.

ECC meeting also approved the demand of Cabinet Division to release technical supplementary grant of Rs14,844,256 million.

The committee also approved the proposal of Ministry of Industries and Production to allocate 66 MMFCD additional Mari Deep Gas to PPIB for power generation purposes.

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