PM Imran Khan forms 12 member economic coordination committee
*ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a 12 member Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet that approves key decision on the economy.*
The ECC has traditionally been chaired by the federal finance minister and the prime minister is not usually involved in its affairs. But last year, former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi removed the then finance minister Ishaq Dar from his post and served as chairman ECC.
Now Imran Khan has reverted the decision, appointing finance minister Asad Umar as chairman of the 12-member body on economy.
Its members include the ministers of key federal ministries: communications, law, water and power, planning, national food security, privatization, railways, statistics and water resources. The ministries of trade, textile, institutional reforms and austerity, commerce, textile, industry and production, and investment have also been added to the ECC.