ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said that the 9th NFC award will be announced very soon and maintained decisions regarding it will be taken with consensus.

He was talking to newsmen after chairing a meeting in the connection with preparation of 9th NFC Award in Islamabad on Monday.

The Minister said today's meeting was very fruitful and encouraging. He said in today's meeting second report on NFC was reviewed and participants held frank discussion on matter relating to the 9th Award.

Ishaq Dar said according to the constitution, no reduction can be made in the share of any province.

Speaking on the occasion, representatives of the provinces expressed the resolve to finalize the 9th NFC Award at the earliest. They said the new award will be based on consensus.

Member of NFC Commission form Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Professor Ibrahim told newsmen that important issues have come under discussion in the meeting adding that pledges made in the meeting would be made good off.

It is vital to mention here that 10th of next month has been fixed for preparation of final report on the Award and the next meeting will be held in the third week of next month.