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ECC approves import of 100,000 metric tons of potatoes

July 18, 2014

The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has approved the import of another one hundred thousand metric tons of potatoes.

The meeting was held in Islamabad on Thursday with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair.

The approval has been given at the suggestion of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research to bring potatoes prices at reasonable level.

The committee has already approved the import of two hundred thousand metric tons of potatoes without any duty.

Addressing the meeting Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said stability of prices of the essential commodities during the Holy month of Ramzan is government's prime responsibility.

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Source: Frontier Star (Pakistan)

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