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Subsidized flour and sugar available at utility stores

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Jul, 2020. 01:13 pm
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Subsidized flour and sugar are available in large quantities at utility stores.

According to the details, Sugar is available Rs 22 cheaper at utility stores as compared to the open market.

However, The price of sugar at the utility store is Rs 68 per kg while it is being sold at Rs 90 in the open market.

A 20 kg bag of flour is available at Rs 800, whereas in open market, the price of 20 kg flour bag is Rs 900.

Zonal Manager of Utility Stores said that the supply of flour and sugar continues as per the demand.

He added that Cheaper groceries are being sold from the market at utility stores.

Earlier on July 17, Legislators resorted to allegations and counter allegations during general debate on price control at Punjab Assembly.

Opposition accused the government of making wrong decisions and policies that resulted into price  hike of essential commodities.

PPP’s Syed Hassan Murtaza termed hike in prices of commodities failure of the PTI government.

He said that the prices of commodities further increased whenever the PM took notice.

“The sugar price increased from 45 to 90 rupees per kilogram and there was 500 % increase in the price of medicines after PM’s notice,” he said.

He added flour bag’s price increased from 700 to 1100 while government gave benefit to mafia by increasing the petrol price by 25 rupees per liter.

He said that Jehangir Khan Tareen had been used for five years and then the PTI-led government helped him in fleeing from Pakistan.

Treasury members resorted to sloganeering to interrupt vocal legislator from the PPP.

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