The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved compensations for the families of the Chinese workers killed and wounded in the Dasu dam attack in July 2021.
The ECC on Friday met under Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and approved an amount of $11.6 million to be given to the families of the Chinese workers who came under a terror attack on July 14.
According to the reports at the time that attack left 12 people including 9 Chinese worker dead. Another Chinese national died later while a total of 26 Chinese workers were injured.
China temporarily stopped work on the Dasu Dam project.
Pakistan earlier this week decided to compensate the families of the 36 Chinese nationals, aiming to remove a major irritant in bilateral relations.
The Dasu Hydropower Project is funded by the World Bank and does not fall in the scope of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The ECC also decided to abolish regulatory duty of 45% on the import of Pine nuts (chilgoza) from Afghanistan.
The meeting has made a key decision of approving trade of some items between Pakistan and Afghanistan in local currency.
The committee also decided to take third party assistance to monitor Kamyab Jawan program and approved a grant of Rs4 billion to the FBR too.
The approval of Rs5 billion to conduct census was also included on the agenda.
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Good step! Pakistan must own and ensure security of its citizens and visitors. Given history of terrorist attacks in our country, our security should have evolved to be top notch. But unfortunately its still pathetic. Enemy can strike at wish and will at any given point & time. Their operations might not be overt like before but they still have a 100% covert operational capability. Pakistan needs to fix its police and judicial system ASAP, urgent basis. Already we are loosing a generation to terror and low economic related problems. People are moving out of country fast, and the ones left behind are scum of the earth kinds. I think the political, military and police resolve just does not exist. It seems that the people on top are fine with a few deaths here and there. Because masses forget quick enough. They only care if the numbers become to large to forget.