In a bid to provide relief to the people, the government decided on Friday to immediately provide Rs 6 billion to the Utility Stores Corporation.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on reducing the prices of essential goods.
During the meeting, PM Imran told the officials that providing relief to the people is the number one priority of the government. He added that his government will try to give special relief to low income individuals and poverty stricken families.
The premier also said that the information technology should be used to curb corruption in the utility stores.
He repeated that the government took difficult decisions due to the state of the economy.