The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tuesday approved the export of an additional 0.1 million ton of sugar.

The ECC meeting today reviewed a five-point agenda. According to sources, a summary to resolve problems related to sugar industry was presented and meet decided an additional 0.1 million tons of sugar export.

This export quota is in addition to the quantity of one million tons already approved in the ECC meeting on October 3, 2018.

The ECC also agreed to ensure the start of crushing season earlier than normal. Moreover, the ECC directed to chalk out the strategy to pay refunds to exporters.

Sources further informed that a summary to enhance export was presented while a summary to removet the deficit of fertilizers also came under consideration.

The meeting also gave approval to supply of gas from Zafir Gas Field while the supply of 66 mmcdf gas from Mari Gas Field also came under discussion.