Utility Stores Corporation Managing Director Umer Lodhi has said that sugar is being offered at subsidised rate of Rs68 per kilogram at all the Utility Stores Corporation’s outlets. Talking to a private news channel, he said as per prime minister’s directives, the relevant departments were cracking down against the essential commodities hoarders in the market.
The government machinery was fully active to ensure the availability of quality edibles at affordable prices and no negligence would be tolerated in that regard.
He further said every citizen has the equal right to buy sugar from the Utility Stores and the quality of sugar being sold at the USC outlets was also far better than the open market.
The USC Managing Director asked the public to act responsibly, saying that some dealers could be involved in getting sugar from the Utility Stores on fraudulent means.
Source: Radio Pakistan