PM Abbasi summons National Economic Council meeting: Media reports

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has summoned an important meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Monday to discuss various important economic issues, local media reported.
According to local media, the meeting, which will be attended by provincial and federal ministers as well as NEC members, will hold discussions on a three-point agenda.
The meeting is expected to discuss development budget for the upcoming fiscal year, as well as increase in development budget for Azad Jammu and Kashmir and FATA.
Media reported that a five-year economic plan spanning from 2018 to 2023 would also be part of the agenda.
Meanwhile, Sindh minister Manzoor Wasan was inducted in the council, according to a notification issued by the Cabinet Division. President Mamnoon Hussain approved Wasan’a appointment as NEC member.
Wasan was appointed in place of Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani.

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