Govt announces Rs6b for USC to bring prices of daily use items down

Govt announces Rs6b for USC to bring prices of daily use items down

Islamabad (Web Desk): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday announced that the government will provide Rs6 billion to the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to bring the prices of essential commodities down.


"The amount will substantially bring down the prices of flour, edible oil, sugar, rice and pulses," she said in a tweet.

The SAPM said that the decision was taken today in a meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, held to discuss ways for providing relief to masses and bringing down the prices of essential commodities.

The premier held three consecutive meetings on the issue in the last three days.