ECC approves continuation of subsidy on five essential items through Utility Stores

English Ministries Official News

Islamabad, January 28, 2021 (PPI-OT): Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has approved continuation of subsidy on five essential items through Utility Stores Corporation till the end of current fiscal year. The ECC, which met in Islamabad on Thursday with Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair, also approved re-allocation of over 2.3 billion rupees for procurement and IT infrastructure for automation of stock management throughout the network of Utility Stores. It may be added that the subsidy is being given on five essential items out of funds allocated under Prime Minister’s Relief Package-2020 in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic.

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