In a significant move to provide relief to the general public during the upcoming Ramazan, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), in its latest meeting chaired by the Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, Dr Shamshad Akhtar, approved the Ramzan Relief Package-2024.

The approved package, with a net amount of Rs7.49 billion, is specifically designed to benefit targeted beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). This allocation is part of the budget for the fiscal year 2023-24.

During the meeting, the committee also discussed and gave the green light to a summary from the Ministry of Commerce’s Tariff Policy Wing.


The summary pertained to “Individual Tariff Rationalization Proposals from Different Sectors for Review of Custom Duties.” Following thorough deliberations, the committee advised that tariff rationalization should be coordinated with the overall trade policy.

Furthermore, a proposal related to the “Permission to Import Wheat and Export of Wheat Flour under Export Facilitation Scheme 2021” was presented by the Ministry of Commerce.

The ECC not only approved this proposal but also directed the relevant ministries to prepare comprehensive plans aimed at enhancing opportunities for value-added exports.