Islamabad: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) at its meeting in Islamabad today accorded approval for import of 50,000 tons of gram pulses in view of its price hike and shortage in the local market.

The meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, also approved adoption and implementation of quality standards for import of solar PV equipment.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar gave the approval for releasing for Rs. 900 million for the salaries of Pakistan steel mills employees for the month of June and July. He also issued orders to make payment to Pakistan Machine toll factory employees.