The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approves  Ramazan Relief Package with subsidies worth over one point six billion rupees to provide relief to the general public during the upcoming Ramazan. The approval was accorded at a meeting of the Committee presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad today. Under the package, nineteen food items will be provided to people through utility stores at subsidized rates.
Food items include wheat flour, sugar, ghee, oil, pulses, white grams, baisen, dates, rice, squashes, black tea, milk, and spices. Moreover, the Utility Stores Corporation will also reduce prices of over 2,400 other items from 5 to 10 percent by obtaining special discount from suppliers and reducing its own profit margins. The ECC also decided to increase the quantity of urea approved for exports from the existing 0.3 to 0.6 million metric tons.

Host: Hafiz Majid

Co-hosts: Tazeen Akhter & Shakil Chishti

Analyst on Telephone:

Tahira Aurangzeb (Leader, PML-N):

This package will hugely impact on lives of common people. The chief minister of Punjab also initiates Rmazan bazaars during this holy month, which continues for the whole month. The necessary things for the month of Ramzan are provided in the bazaars. The prices and quality of everything is ensured and controlled during this month. The district administration, public representatives and market committee monitor the working of these bazaars. To avoid long lines of people, some more bazaars can be opened on different public places. Maximum people should benefit from this relief package.

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