Govt unveils relief package for poor

By: News Desk
Published: 10:14 PM, 20 Jun, 2022
Govt unveils relief package for poor
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The government has announced a relief package for the poor, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Monday.  

The poor will get flour, ghee, cooking oil, pulses, rice, and sugar at low prices at the utility stores. 

Presiding over a meeting on utility stores in Islamabad on Monday, the premier said the government's poor segment of society is in dire need of relief at this time, and the government will take all measures

The PM also approved the expansion of the utility store network in Karachi.

He asked the authorities concerned to present a comprehensive plan to increase the number of utility stores in Karachi within two weeks.

Shehbaz Sharif issued a directive to make the subsidy system transparent.

The PM appreciated the initiatives of utility stores in KP and Balochistan and 

More than 300 new stores will be set up in Balochistan, Sindh, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Punjab by the 30th of the next month.

The meeting was briefed that under the relief package, 113 million deserving people have benefited so far. 

They have been given a targeted subsidy of 60 rupees per kg on flour, 21 rupees on sugar, 250 rupees on ghee, and 15-20 rupees on pulses and rice. The subsidy mechanism is digital whereas NADRA and the Ministry of Poverty Alleviation are linked to the data.