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June 20, 2017

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‘Huge subsidy given on flour, sugar in Punjab’

‘Huge subsidy given on flour, sugar in Punjab’

LAHORE: A meeting of Cabinet Committee for Ramazan Package was held under chairmanship of Punjab Minister for Planning and Development Malik Nadeem Kamran to review arrangements at Ramazan bazaars, prices, quality and supply of daily-use items, at Civil Secretariat on Monday.

Addressing the meeting, the minister said that in view of increase in sales ahead of Eid, demand and supply of commodities including fruits and vegetables be monitored properly to ensure that there is no shortage.

He said the Punjab government has given huge subsidy on flour and sugar. He said ample availability of subsidised flour in Sahiwal, Sargodha and Gujranwala be ensured, adding subsidised flour has not only been provided in Ramazan bazaars but also in open markets in all districts so that relief could be extended to maximum number of people.Additional Chief Secretary Shumail Ahmad Khwaja directed the Lahore deputy commissioner to get supply of tomatoes enhanced for stability in its price.

 

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