ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, approved composition of the National Economic Council (NEC) under the 18th Amendment, on Wednesday.
The PM will chair the council, whereas ministers for finance, communication, health and housing and works would be its members. Chief ministers of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan will also be members of the council. Other members from provinces include Senator Ishaq Dar from Punjab, Adviser to Sindh chief minister Planning and Development (P&D), senior minister for P&D and power from KP, Balochistan finance minister and Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary. KP governor, AJK prime minister and chief secretary would be invited by special invitation.
Courtesy: Daily Times October 28, 2010