Islamabad: The ECC meeting delved into detailed discussions regarding the allocation of wheat subsidies for Gilgit-Baltistan, a matter of significant concern for the region. Federal Secretary for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan provided insights into the pressing issues and immediate measures required to address the wheat subsidy situation in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Federal Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) holds a meeting, presided over by Federal Finance Minister Dr. Shamsad Akhtar, to discuss critical matters concerning the provision of wheat subsidies in Gilgit-Baltistan. The meeting was attended by key officials including Chief Minister Haji Gulbar Khan, Senior Minister for Food Ghulam Mohammad, Senior Minister for Finance Engineer Mohammad Ismail, Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Abrar Ahmad Marza, and Secretary Food Usman Ahmad.
During the deliberations, the representatives from Gilgit-Baltistan, including the Chief Minister, Minister for Food, and Chief Secretary, articulated the public’s demands regarding the wheat subsidy. They emphasized the importance of maintaining stable prices, ensuring the availability of high-quality wheat, and providing additional financial assistance to meet wheat shortages. The primary objective remained to alleviate food shortages and ensure food security in the region.
The ECC meeting underscored the seriousness with which the Gilgit-Baltistan wheat crisis was being addressed. Concrete proposals presented by the Gilgit-Baltistan government were thoroughly discussed, with an emphasis on implementing actionable measures to resolve the wheat issue promptly and effectively.
Efforts were directed towards formulating strategies and implementing policies that would address the wheat subsidy issues in Gilgit-Baltistan comprehensively. The meeting concluded with a commitment to prioritizing the resolution of the wheat crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan through concerted and decisive actions.
The discussions held during the ECC meeting reflect the government’s proactive stance in addressing pressing economic challenges and ensuring the welfare of citizens, particularly in regions facing food security concerns like Gilgit-Baltistan.