Poor to get subsidy on five essential items through utility stores: PM
PM Shehbaz said that the subsidy will be provided across the country through utility stores.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday decided in principle to provide subsidy on five essential items including wheat flour, sugar, ghee/edible oil, pulses and rice for the poor and backward segments during the next fiscal year.
The said subsidy, a major relief for the poor and backward segments, will be provided across the country through utility stores.
The Prime Minister was presiding over a high-level meeting about utility stores. Federal Ministers Miftah Ismail, Makhdoom Murtaza Mahmood and relevant senior officers were present in the meeting.
The Prime Minister also approved the expansion in the network of utility stores in Karachi.
He said that the less number of utility stores in Karachi was not acceptable in any way, adding, a comprehensive plan for raising the number of utility stores should be presented within two weeks.
I have directed for the Utility Stores network to be revamped & expanded across the country including the presentation of an expansion plan for Karachi in 2 weeks. Ministries of Finance, Industries & Poverty Alleviation will jointly work on reforming the system. https://t.co/i7ltJmlghs— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) June 20, 2022