Govt to issue ‘Ration Cards’ to underprivileged people

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

11th Feb, 2020. 06:38 pm
Govt to issue 'Ration Cards' to underprivileged people

The Chairman Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Zulqarnain Khan said government will soon issue `Ration Cards’ to the poor people for the provision of daily items from Utility Stores at affordable rates.

While talking to Radio Pakistan, he said all basic food items, including flour, ghee, sugar, cooking oil, rice, and pulses are available on USC outlets at the prices lower than the open market.

Chairman Utility Stores further added two billion rupees per month subsidy is being provided for essential commodities.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has told that all the relevant government agencies have begun an in-depth probe into the flour and sugar price hikes.

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In a tweets on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he understands the difficulties ordinary people including salaried class are confronting.

My government will be announcing various measures that will be taken to reduce prices of basic food items for the common man in Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, he told.

PM Imran further directed that the nation should rest assured that all those responsible will be held accountable and penalised.

Earlier, presiding over a meeting in Islamabad, the premier said strict check should ensured on the prices of wheat, wheat flour, sugar rice and pulses especially.

The meeting also reviewed demand and supply position of the basic food items.

The meeting attended by Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation among others.

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