ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reconstituted a 13 member Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC), with Federal Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as its chairman. Meanwhile, in an another notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat/Cabinet Division, the prime minister has also reconstituted the eight member Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) with Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as its chairman as well. One half of the total members of the Ecnec would be the quorum for its meetings, as provided in Article 156 (4) of the Constitution, for the meetings of the National Economic Council (NEC). Secretariat assistance to the Ecnec will be provided by the Cabinet Division.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.