Punjab decides to provide cheap sugar at utility stores

Punjab decides to provide cheap sugar at utility stores

LAHORE, Sep 16 (DNA): The Punjab government has decided to provide cheap
sugar at utility stores across the province.

As per details, the government will provide sugar at Rs 140 at 2100
utility stores and 750 franchised stores across Punjab.

In order to ensure transparency, the consumers are asked to bring their
CNIC for buying sugar at utility stores and every family can buy maximum
5 kg sugar in a month.

Earlier, the price and availability of sugar were gradually becoming
stable and normal with caretaker government launching a massive
crackdown to curb smuggling and hoarding of essential commodities,

In line with its strategy, the government has also planned prize money
(cash reward) for those citizens who would provide information leading
to the identification of elements involved in the smuggling and

For this purpose, a toll-free number has been set up at the Federal
Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Ministry of Interior to call and
share the required information against the elements involved in illegal
activities, causing a dent in the national economy, the state news
agency reported.

To stop hoarding the federal and provincial governments have launched
operations in different cities, including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad,
Faisalabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan, which resulted in
seizure of illegally stocked sugar.