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Prices of ghee, pulses decreased in utility stores after PM notice

Prices of ghee, pulses decreased in utility stores after PM notice
February 19, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After taking notice of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) on Wednesday announced to decrease the prices of ghee, pulses across all utility stores of Pakistan. According to the details garnered, the price of ‘Dal Chana’ and ‘Dal Masoor’ have been decreased by Rs5 to 30 rupees. Prices of Dal Chana reduced by Rs167 per kilogram to Rs 160 per kg, whereas the rate of Dal Masoor has been reduced from Rs135 to Rs130 per kg, revealed the document. Similarly, the price of branded ghee has been reduced by Rs30 to Rs 170 per kilogram. A day earlier, PM Imran Khan has ordered a large-scale crackdown against smuggling across the country.  Addressing a high-level meeting on Tuesday, the prime minister directed the Interior Ministry, security institutions, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and provincial governments to launch a joint action against anti-state activity. He said that prices of food items increase due to smuggling and as a result the common man suffers which is intolerable. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that no negligence would be tolerated in provision of best possible healthcare facilities to the masses and that all resources would be provided to ensure quality of education. He directed the Health secretary to pay special attention to make administration of public sector hospitals fully functional. He directed to meet the shortage of manpower in the hospitals and ensure provision of medicines there.