Finance Minister Ishaq Dar called a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee in Islamabad yesterday to review the increase in the prices of medicines.
In the meeting, ten important points will be reviewed, including the increase in the prices of medicines.
Price hike of 119 drugs under hardship category is likely to be approved.
The summary of increase in retail price of fever pill will be reviewed in the meeting.
In the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee, the maximum price of 18 new medicines will also be decided.
A summary of the reduction in prices of 20 commodities will also be reviewed.
It has been informed that the changes in the prices of medicines are being done under the recommendations of the Drug Price Committee.
The issue of wheat subsidy to Gilgit-Baltistan, a successful Pakistan programme, will also be discussed in the ECC meeting.