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Ramzan Relief Package to Go Live on March 4

The much-awaited Ramzan relief package is scheduled to be launched at Utility Stores starting from March 4th, 2023, according to sources informed. This year’s subsidy is reportedly about Rs. 2.5 billion higher than last year’s Rs. 5 billion scheme, making it the largest relief package ever provided to citizens during the holy month.

The relief effort will include discounts on 19 essential items available at official utility stores. Staples such as flour, sugar, ghee, cooking oil, rice, and pulses will be among the subsidized items. Additionally, items like dates, besan, milk, beverages, and spices will also see price reductions.

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had previously approved the Ramadan Relief Package exceeding Rs. 7.49 billion.

Officials stated that beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) will receive targeted subsidies as part of the Ramadan package. Moreover, authorities plan to introduce special discounted rates for general consumers, ensuring broad access to essential goods during the festive month.

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