Ishaq Dar removed as chairman of ECC


ISLAMABAD, Aug 11 (TNS):  A notification issued by the cabinet division on Friday said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has removed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from his post as chairman of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet.

The PM will serve as the chairman of the ECC after Dar’s removal, the notification added. Dar will remain a member of the committee and will chair meetings of the ECC in case of Abbasi’s absence.

Five ministries,: railways, power, communications, statistics, water resources, and privatization have also been added to the economic committee.