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Relief To Masses : Govt Pumps Rs 6bn Into Utility Stores Corporation

Government has decided to immediately provide six billion rupees to the Utility Stores Corporation to ensure provision of essential items including Flour, Ghee, Sugar, Rice and Pulses to the people at reduced rates.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.

In his remarks, the Prime Minister said it is the priority of the government to provide relief to the masses.

Imran Khan said the government took difficult decisions in view of the difficult Economic Situation. These decisions however helped stabilize the Economy.

He said the Economic indicators have improved and these will improve further in the days to come.

The Prime Minister directed the Administration of Utility Stores Corporation to ensure immediate provision of essential commodities to the people.

Minister for Communications Murad Saeed told the meeting that the vast Network of Pakistan post could also be used to provide essential commodities to the masses.

The Chairman and Managing Director of Utility Stores Corporation told the Prime Minister said provision of six billion rupees to the Corporation will help visibly bring down the Prices of essential commodities.

The Prime Minister was informed about the steps being taken to check corruption in the Utility Stores Corporation and ensure adequate supplies of essential commodities at the Utility outlets.

The Prime Minister directed that Information Technology should be used to check corruption in the Utility Stores.

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