Islamabad : Federal Minister for Industries & Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, Wednesday, said that subsidized items under Ramazan Relief Package will be available from the 7th of July, 2013 on all Utility Stores across the country.
He said that to ensure smooth running of Ramazan Relief Package abundant stock of commodities has been supplied to all the stores and warehouses. The minister issued strict instructions that complaints of unavailability of items at the stores, hoarding and black marketing will be dealt with seriously.
Federal Minister for Industries Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi told newsmen here that under the relief package, 13 main items, including atta (flour), ghee, cooking oil, gram pluse, baisen (gram flour), rice and dates on subsidized rates during the holy month of Ramazan.
Besides the government subsidy, the Utility Stores Corpoartion (USC) will sell 1500 items of daily use at 5-10 per cent discounted prices, reducing its own profir margin for providing relief to the marginalized segments of the society, he added.
The minister said under the Ramazan package, the government would provide Rs 120 subsidy on a 20 kg flour bag, which would be available at Rs 655 at USC outlets as compared to Rs 785 in the open market.
Likewise, the price of ghee will be reduced by Rs 40 per kilogram, of cooking oil by Rs 30 per liter, gram pluse and baisen by Rs 20 per kg each and dates by Rs 40 per kg, he added.
Jatoi said rice basmati would be discounted by Rs 30 per kg, tea by Rs 130 per kg and milk by Rs 11 per kg.
He said the package would be applicable from Tuesday as the USC outlets in rural areas would remain open from 9000 hours to 1900 hours daily and in urban areas from 1000 hours to 2200 hours to facilitate the customers.