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ECC directs to supply indigenous gas to urea fertilizer plants till 31st May, 2023 to meet urea requirement in country for Kharif 2023

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar presided over the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Federal Minister for Power Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmud, Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi MNA/Ex-PM, SAPM on Finance Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, SAPM on Government Effectiveness Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Federal Secretaries and other senior officers attended the meeting.

The ECC considered and deliberated on the summary submitted by Ministry of Industries and Production on Urea Fertilizer requirement for Kharif 2023. The Ministry presented details on the demand, production and domestic production gap of urea fertilizer in the country for Kharif 2023 season. Setting aside the option of importing the Urea fertilizer, the ECC decided and directed Petroleum Division to supply indigenous gas to urea fertilizer plants till 31st May, 2023 to meet the urea requirement in the country for Kharif 2023.