PM removed Ishaq Dar from his post as chairman of ECC

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday removed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from his post as chairman of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet, according to a notification issued by the cabinet division and acquired by DawnNews.

The newly elected prime minister 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 the case of Abbasi’s absence.

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

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