The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved a hike of Rs. 20 per month as meter rent for domestic consumers for both gas companies (SSGC and SNGPL).
The Economic Coordination Committee met in Islamabad with Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair, approved the increase in the natural gas sale price for commercial consumers excluding domestic-tandoor.
Gas supplies would be reduced to 50% starting from today for both Saturdays and Sunday to the export sector for 2 consecutive weekends and possibly the 3rd weekend to build sustainable gas pressures in SSGC’s system.
The Economic Coordination Committee allowed a slight hike of 32 paisa in electricity tariff for consumers of up to 200 units, ECC has also approved over Rs.19 billion to start the implementation of retrenchment plan of Pakistan Steel Mills on an immediate basis.
The ECC allowed (in principle) the conversion of National Highway Authority loans into government grants on the presentation of an operational and corporatization plan for NHA, The Minister for Planning shall oversee the preparation of this plan.
The ECC allowed establishing a Project Management Unit (PMU) for the management and maintenance of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur, with the creation of 126 posts and recurring budget and other costs to make PMU a self-financing body under the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).
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