The government hiked flour prices at the Utility Stores with a 10-kilogram bag witnessing an increase of Rs90.
According to a notification issued by the Utility Stores Corporation, Rs 9 per kilogram has been raised on flour, resulting in a hike of Rs90 on a 10 kilograms bag and Rs180 on a 20-Kg bag.
The 20-Kg bag that was previously being sold at Rs800 will now cost Rs980 while 10-kg bag will cost Rs490, contrary to Rs400 previously.
The decision comes a day after the government announced a massive hike of Rs. 30 per litre in the price of petroleum products in order to restore the International Monetary Fund (IMF) $6 billion programme.
As usual, the Finance Minister, Miftah Ismail, blamed Former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, for the current economic situation of the country.
The regional accounts officers have been directed to visit the warehouses and ensure the implementation of prices in the utility stores.
Earlier, the finance minister has also announced that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will introduce a relief package for people who can’t afford the new prices of petrol.
However, Miftah Ismail did not reveal any further details about the package, but it is save to assume that it will be announced for motorcycle users.
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