Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan has issued clarification regarding the increase in prices. The Federal government provided special subsidy on 19 essential items on all utility stores across the country under the Ramadan relief package since April 1, 2022. Now this subsidy will be continue on the 5 basic items instead of 19 items.
The subsidy was given on 19 essential items including sugar, flour, ghee, oil, tea, packed milk, white gram, dates,baisen, Sella rice, basmati rice, broken rice, lentil mash, moong, chana dal, beverages and spices.
After the discontinuance of subsidy on some items prices have reverted to pre-ramzan rates. It is worth mentioning that these products on which no subsidy will be given are much less than normal market prices.