Pakistan’s ECC gives nod to Rs 49 billion subsidy programme for agriculture, housing

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Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved a subsidy of nearly Rs 49 billion for agriculture and housing sectors.

It also made an announcement to allocate 150,000 tonnes of wheat from official stocks for the Pakistan Army.

The ECC also directed the Ministry of National Food Security and Research to properly evaluate the mechanism for disbursement of various subsidies for maintaining the transparency of the system and to ensure that benefit reaches small farmers.