Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, keeping in view the plight of the people, abolished the one-time password system used for shopping at utility stores.
The requirement of copy of ID card for purchase of subsidized items at utility stores has been abolished but now the original ID card has to be displayed at the counter. After purchase, confirmation SMS will be received on the registered mobile number of the customer.
The Utility Stores Corporation is pursuing a strategy of transparent transfer of federal government subsidy to the actual beneficiaries. Gradually increasing.
According to officials, all zonal managers have been urged to contact all the Deputy Commissioners of Punjab and ICT for providing water coolers, tents, chairs and fans to the customers at the utility stores.
Under the federal government subsidy, sugar is available at Rs 70 per kg, ghee at Rs 300 per kg and a 10 kg bag of flour at Rs 400 at all utility stores across the country. Rice and pulses are also being subsidized. In addition, more than 1,500 standard items are available at a much lower price than the general market.