Tuesday, September 27, 2022

PM takes notice of higher rates at USC despite 10bn subsidy

PM takes notice of higher rates at USC despite 10bn subsidy
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday takes notice of selling essential commodities on higher prices at the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) despite 10 billion subsidy. In a tweet, Special Assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that PM Khan has expressed displeasure over selling essential commodities on higher rates at the USC despite providing Rs10 billion subsidy. PM Imran directed Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to ensure the sale of food items on subsidized rates at the outlets across the country. The special assistant said sugar is available at Rs68 per kilogram, 20 kg flour bag at Rs800 and ghee at Rs170 per kilogram at the outlets. Dr Firdous maintained that rice and pulses are also available at subsidized rates at the stores. “Providing relief to masses and bringing ease in the lives of people are the top priorities of the incumbent government,” she added.