ECC meeting postponed due to IHC’s restriction

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) chaired by Finance Advisor Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has been adjourned due to IHC’s restriction on advisers and SAPMs.
According to details, a seven-point agenda was also issued for today’s ECC meeting chaired by Finance Advisor Hafeez Sheikh, which was postponed last night.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court had declared it illegal to head cabinet committees as there was no elected representative for the advisers and special assistants appointed by Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to court orders, advisors and assistants cannot be members of special committees, on which reliable sources stated that Finance Adviser Hafeez Sheikh adjourned today’s ECC meeting to avoid legal complications. Earlier, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, while briefing the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said that despite the economic difficulties, the government had provided financial assistance to the people.