ECC okays Rs1.75b Ramazan Relief Package

Mian Arshad

Islamabad—The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC), Monday, approved Special Ramazan Package worth Rs.1.75 billion for providing relief to the consumers in the holy month this year as compared to Rs1.5 billion given last year.
The package will cover 22 essential items of use available at the Utility Store Corporation of Pakistan. The meeting was informed that as directed by the Prime Minister the USC was already providing concession on different items since April 27th which would also continue in Ramazan. The relief on different items ranges from Rs.4 to Rs 50.Overall USC will provide 5-10% discount on more than 1000 items for the month of Ramazan through arrangements with vendors or reducing its own profit margins.

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