ECC Meeting Chaired by PM Abbasi Underway

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Islamabad ( August 29, 2017): A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet is underway here.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is chairing the meeting of ECC.

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The ECC is discussing a number of agenda items.

Subsidy on wheat to Gilgit-Baltistan will also be approved in the meeting of the committee.

It is to be mentioned here that after the ECC meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair an important meeting of the federal cabinet meeting to deliberate over US Policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

Sources said that the federal cabinet will discuss Trump’s new policy and his threats to Pakistan.

The federal cabinet will also mull over Pakistan strategy regarding the new US policy for the region.

They said that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will brief the cabinet over revenue collection.

They added that the FBR will inform the cabinet about the measures being taken to broaden tax net.It is to be mentioned here that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday criticized US President Donald Trump’s strategy for America’s longest-running war in Afghanistan, saying it is poised to fail like the plans of his predecessors.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the prime minister stressed the need for a political settlement in Afghanistan.

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He said that from day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked and it will not work.

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