The Utility Stores Corporation would subsidize 19 essential items
The cabinet while approving the subsidy for the farmer, directed the agriculture department to design various schemes for the agriculture equipment.
The increase in Ghee and cooking oil prices will not reflect on other subsidized items available on reduced rates due to subsidy, USC sources said
The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet on Thursday approved the continuation of general subsidy on five essential items through Utility Stores Corporation till 30th of June.
Asad Umar, who heads the NCOC forum, briefed the cabinet meeting over the current COVID-19 situation.
Finance advisor Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired an ECC session giving nod to Rabi crop package by Ministry of National Food Security and Research
Imran Khan said that the government's priorities over subsidy are aimed at supporting weak segments of the society.
The decision was taken in a session chaired by NAB chairman Justice Retd Javed Iqbal today for reviewing the report of sugar commission.
The subsidy would be given on a three to five marla house, pricing upto Rs 3.5 million.
Abdul Hafeez Shaikh issued the directives while chairing a high-level meeting to review the economic situation.