The Minister for Information and Broadcasting says the accounts for subsidy of 250 rupees on each kilogram of ghee.
ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-June 13rd, 2022) Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the government is giving subsidy of three billion rupees to provide ghee to the masses on reduced rates.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said the price of ghee in the open market is five hundred and fifty rupees per kilogram whilst it is being provided at the rate of three hundred rupees per kilogram through the Utility Stores Corporation.
She expressed these words while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Monday.
The Minister said that the accounts for subsidy of 250 rupees on each kilogram of ghee. She said a flour bag of ten kilogram is also being provided at reduced rates of four hundred rupees through Utility Stores.
She stated that one hundred mobile units and six hundred stationery sale points have been added to the system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in order to ensure the availability of wheat flour to the masses in the province.
Alluding to the failures of the PTI government, she said the present government is taking steps to take the economy towards stability. A package has been announced in the budget for the agriculture sector.
She said the government has taken practical steps to provide relief to the masses.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that price control committees have also been constituted. She said steps are being taken to check hoarding and smuggling of the essential commodities.