ECC approves grant of Rs459.5m to deal with desert locust threat
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved a grant of 459.5 million rupees to deal with desert locust threat in Pakistan.
The committee accorded this approval during its meeting held in Islamabad on Thursday under chair of Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.
The ECC was informed that nine districts of the country are affected by the Locust and the Department of Plant Protection has been handed the responsibility of dealing with the threat.
So far 170,000 hectares have been cleared and the Ministry has been provided updates regularly.
The ECC agreed to allocation of three hundred million rupees for raising of a Special Wing of Pakistan Rangers for Protection of Kartarpur Corridor.
It also approved the “Enactment of Pakistan Single Window Bill, 2019” to promote the businesses in Pakistan.
Through this Single window, all parties involved in trade and transport can establish standardized information and documents with a single-entry point to fulfill all import, export and transit related regulatory requirements.
The ECC also allowed the continuation of funding facility by Gas Holding Private Limited for Inter-State Gas Systems (Private) Limited for another two years.
It further approved extension and Rehabilitation of gas network in oil and gas producing districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.