ISLAMABAD - National Assembly's Standing Committee on Industries and Production on Wednesday recommended that government should make payments to retired employees' liabilities of the Pakistan Steel Mills.

The committee suggested that PC-1for expansion of Agro Food Processing Company be included in the Public Sector Development Programme 2018-19.

The committee directed the Ministry of Industries & Production to submit the report within 3 months on investigation into the PSM by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to fix the responsibility of losses to the country.

It advised the officials to hold a meeting by the representatives of All Pakistan Marble Industries Association (APMIA), Pakistan Machine Tools Factory (PMTF), and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), regarding financial banking rules. Utility Store Corporation USC managing director was directed to submit the report regarding the 3649 daily wages employees and subsidy requirement for the USC.

The USC officials apprised the members about the performance of organization and grievances of its employees. Later, the committee directed the National Fertilizer Marketing Limited (NFML) managing director to provide the list of managing directors for the period of last 10 years including the details of price control about urea. During the meeting officials briefed regarding PC-1for expansion of Agro Food Processing Company by Managing Director, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) as decided in the last meeting.

Report of the Sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Industries and Production under the convener ship of Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, MNA to further look into the matter pertaining to close down of Engineering Development Board (EDB) and to make suggestions thereof for improving/restructuring of the EDB was also presented in the meeting.