PM appoints new head of Economic Advisory Council

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has appointed new head of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), according to a notification issued on Tuesday.

The notification states that Shaukat Tarin, who has served as finance minister, will head the council. The EAC will advise the government on economic policies.

The 13-member committee includes notables such as banking and financial sector specialist Atif Bajwa, United Bank Limited CEO Sima Kamil, Habib Bank Chairman Sultan Ali Allana, Lahore University of Management Science Professor Dr Ali Cheema, Arib Habib, Fawad Anwar and Asif Riaz.

The council includes Supreme Court advocate Salman Akram Raja and agricultural policy specialist Muhammad Tasneem.

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