ISLAMABAD - Economic Monitoring Committee has sought fast track work on Natural Gas Allocation and Management Policy to distribute gas among various stakeholders before the inception of the coming winter.   The Economy Monitoring Committee (EMC) met under the chair of Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue. The Monitoring Committee reviewed the progress on Gas Allocation and Management Policy. The EMC had constituted a special committee to take inputs from all stakeholders on the policy.  Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Ahmad Waqar, being head of the Special Committee, briefed the EMC about the policy, which prioritizes domestic and commercial sectors that also takes into account entire range of industry. The Chairman FBR further informed the EMC on proposed outline of the Natural Fuel Policy. The Finance Minister directed the committee to hold in-depth deliberations and complete its homework in the shortest possible time and submit its recommendations for the government's approval. The committee was further advised to incorporate inputs of all stakeholders in the said policy. On the other hand, Petroleum Ministry officials see no change in original 2005 gas policy, which ensure priority rights to domestic users, followed by fertilizer and power sectors. The Ministry of Petroleum briefed the EMC on gas supply and demand issues in the upcoming winter.  The EMC also advised the Ministry of Commerce to seek Economic Coordination Committee approval on issues of imported wheat's unloading at Karachi and Gawadar and its transportation up to the north. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock told the Monitoring Committee that wheat and flour prices have stabilised in provinces, excluding some parts of Punjab which was being taken care of by the relevant government departments. The Finance Minister further directed the Agriculture Ministry to increase imported wheat's releases to the provinces to ease the situation. He also asked Ministry of Industries to improve availability and quality of essential commodities at Utility Stores Corporation (USC) through appropriate monitoring. The agriculture ministry said modalities of wheat import from USA under PL-480 scheme, has been finalised and agreement would be signed before September 15, 2008. Naveed Qamar directed the MINFAL to ensure adequate supply of white wheat in NWFP and Balochistan, adding that MINFAL and Ministry of Industries should ensure availability of mixed flour at USC in other provinces too. MINFAL was further advised to complete its deliberations for import of white wheat from Canada on deferred payment. Chairman National Fertilizer Corporation briefed the EMC about the distribution of urea in the country in addition to the distribution arrangements made by the private producers. He informed that a total of 131 outlets of Utility Stores Corporation (USC) and National Fertilisers Marketing Limited (NFML) have been set up for the prompt distribution of 28,000 tones of urea.