Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chairs a meeting on PM’s relief package through USC 

Islamabad, November 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting on PM’s relief package through USC at Finance Division, today. Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Syed Murtaza Mehmood, SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Mr. Tariq Pasha, Secretary Finance, Secretary Industries and Production, MD USC and senior officers attended the meeting.

The chair was apprised of the Prime Minister’s relief package and subsidy being provided on five essential items (Pulses, flour, sugar, rice and ghee) through Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to facilitate the masses of the country. It was informed that good quality of flour, sugar, rice, ghee and pulses are provided to the masses across the country on subsidized rates.

The financial implications of the subsidy were also discussed in the meeting. Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar said that the present government is cognizant of the issues of the poor segment of the society that needs maximum relief support.

He further emphasized that providing relief to the poor is priority of the government and the Govt is providing utmost support to them. The Finance Minister further directed Ministry of Industries and Production to formulate comprehensive model under which maximum relief may be provided to the lest endowed segment on priority.

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