ECC approves release of 60,000 metric tons of wheat for IDPs


The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Friday approved immediate release of 60,000 metric tons of wheat – worth Rs 2.28 billion – for distribution among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency.

The meeting of the ECC of the cabinet was held under the chair of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The ECC also decided to set up a committee headed by Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch to ascertain the distribution mechanism followed for the allocation of wheat to the IDPs.

The other members of the committee include Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Khan Afridi, secretaries of Ministry of National Food Security and Commerce and a representative of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.