The Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet has approved ten billion rupees the National Disaster Management Authority for procurement and logistics of relief items for the flood-affected people of the country.
The ECC met in Islamabad on Wednesday with Finance Minister Miftah Ismail in the chair, who virtually presided over the meeting.
The ECC also directed immediate release of five billion rupees to NDMA.
The forum also considered a summary of Ministry of Commerce on clearance of stuck up consignments and directed that the consignments of previously banned items that landed in Pakistan till 18th of the last month may be released at the rate of surcharge.
The ECC also directed Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to submit a fresh summary on paracetamol and to rationalize the price and ensure its availability.
It, however, deferred a summary of Ministry of the National Food Security on import of wheat through Gwadar Port.
Source: Radio Pakistan