Islamabad: The federal government has announced a subsidy of PKR 2.5 billion on essential food items under its Ramzan Relief Package 2020 for underprivileged citizens, a news source reported.
The new rates came into effect, on the items available in the utility stores, from April 17. Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Managing Director (MD) Umar Habib Khan Lodhi revealed the subsidy to continue till Eid. He also said of opening 200 more utility stores after Ramzan.
Under the said Ramzan relief package, the government has subsidized 19 essential food items including dates, rice, tea, pulses, flour, sugar, cooking oil, milk, spices and more. The government has also issued the newly-subsidized rates for each item.
Furthermore, the government has also ensured items of good quality (at the subsidized rates) for the public under this package.