Pakistan is spending days in poverty, inflation is so high that sugar reaches Rs 89 per kg, know the rate of flour and ghee

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of Pakistan Economy Continuously falling. Due to this, inflation has become unbridled. Especially food items have become so expensive that it has become difficult for the general public to feed. Meanwhile there is news that Government of Pakistan The government has once again increased the prices of food items by 25 to 62 percent with immediate effect. Due to this, inflation has reached the ‘seventh sky’. At the same time, there is a lot of anger among the general public due to this decision of the government.

According to Pakistani news website Dawn, the Pak government has increased the prices of wheat flour, sugar and ghee from 25 to 62 percent with immediate effect for sale through the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to reduce the effect of untargeted subsidies. Is done. Notably, beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) have been exempted from the price hike, while the limit for subsidized purchases from USC has also been reduced.

A discount of Rs 15-20 per kg will also be available on rice.

New rates have been affected in Pakistan since Sunday. Under the new rates, the price of sugar has been increased from Rs 70 per kg to Rs 89, which is an increase of 27 per cent. Similarly, the price of ghee has increased by Rs 75 per kg to Rs 375 and wheat flour has increased by 62 per cent from Rs 40 per kg to Rs 64.8 per kg.

At the same time, the USC said in a statement that the poor population registered below the BISP scorecard and PMT-32 (proxy mean test to describe people below the poverty line) will continue to be eligible for a special targeted subsidy. They will continue to get flour at Rs 400 per 10 kg, ghee at Rs 300 per kg and sugar at Rs 70 per kg. They will also get a discount of Rs 15-20 per kg on pulses and rice.

Will be made available at the rate of Rs 89 per kg

However, to avoid misuse of subsidy, their monthly purchase limit has been fixed. Therefore, BISP beneficiaries under PMT-32 will be allowed to purchase a maximum of 40 kg wheat flour, 5 kg sugar and 5 kg ghee per month. All other USC customers will now be provided wheat flour at Rs 648 per 10 kg bag and ghee and sugar at Rs 375 and Rs 89 per kg respectively.

There will also be a limit on the monthly purchase of these customers and they will not be allowed to take more than 20 kg of flour per month and Rs 3 kg for sugar and ghee. People of this category were earlier eligible for 40 kg flour and 5 kg ghee and sugar. USC said that this category will also be able to get a discount of Rs 15-20 on pulses and rice.

Provides its services to more than 15 million customers

The USC said that on the instructions of the premier, people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be made available wheat flour at Rs 400 per 10 kg through designated sales points and mobile utility stores. USC customers will be required to secure their monthly purchase entitlement before visiting the store through an SMS to 5566, providing them with a one-time password and National ID verification to avail the USC subsidy Could They will be able to approach any USC outlet of their choice and avail subsidized goods by showing the OTP. USC currently serves over 15 million customers through over 4,000 outlets and 1,000 franchisees across the country.

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