May 7, 2019: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says 19 essential items of daily use will be available in all outlets of Utility Stores Corporation at subsidized rates for the people during the holy month of Ramadan.
Addressing a news conference along with Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation Umer Lodhi in Islamabad yesterday evening, she said that a subsidy of 95 rupees will be provided on a 20 kg bag of flour at the Utility Stores which will cost 700 rupees to the consumers.
Similarly, a subsidy of 5 rupees per kg on sugar, 10 rupees per litre on edible oil, 25 rupees per kg on chick peas, 30 rupees per kg on dates, 15 rupees per kg on rice, 50 rupees per kg on tea and 15 rupees per kg on milk will be given.
The Minister said the subsidized rates will help people cope with inflationary pressures.
Speaking on the occasion, MD Utility Stores Corporation Umer Lodhi said all out efforts are being made to ensure availability of these items at all 4300 stores of the corporation.
He said a control room has been set up which will receive complaints of non-availability of products at the outlets. He said 70 thousand tons of subsidized flour will be arranged at the USC outlets.