ECC rolls in TCP for wheat import

By Staff Reporter
Friday – September 18, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The economic coordination committee (ECC) of the cabinet discussed in detail, Thursday, the need to import wheat in the country through the government and private sector.

According to an official statement, adviser to the prime minister on finance and revenue (A-PM-FR) Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting of the ECC, of the cabinet, in the federal capital at the cabinet division.

A-PM-FR Shaikh directed that the availability of wheat is an important issue and there is a need to maintain sufficient stock of wheat in the country which could be made available at a reasonable price.

It was decided that Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) will start importing wheat in the required quantities through small tenders from time to time to maintain the wheat supply at a reasonable price and for keeping additional strategic reserves.