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- Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - From Print Edition


Islamabad: The Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has almost finalised its ‘Ramazan Package’ for providing relief to the people by giving discount on prices of different kitchen and other items at its outlets across the country.


“The USC will announce special ‘Ramazan Package’ by the start of next month and all the outlets would be provided sufficient stock of edible and other items on subsidised rates for the relief of the people during the holy month,” a senior official of USC said.


He informed that USC has already reduced the prices of some essential items including ‘ghee’, cooking oil, tea and beverages by Rs1 to Rs30 for providing relief to the people through the corporation.


He further explained that the corporation has reduced the prices of Dalda ‘ghee’ by Rs15 per 5kg tin by bring down its prices from Rs1,020 to Rs1,005, while the price of edible oil were also reduced by Rs3 per litter, he added. He said that the price of Dalda cooking oil was also brought down from Rs1,030 to Rs1,015 per 5kg showing net reduction of Rs15 on per 5kg tin.


Besides, the prices of tea and ‘ghee’ of different brands like Kissan ‘ghee’, Handi ‘ghee’, Anmol ‘ghee’, and cooking oil were also slashed by Rs4 to Rs20, while the price of tea has also been reduced by Rs1 to Rs30 in different packing.


The official further said that the corporation was determined to facilitate the masses by providing them items of daily use on subsidised rates specially people living in far-off areas in the country.