Govt announces Rs12 bln subsidy for USC items

ISLAMABAD, Jun 10 (APP): The government on Friday announced Rs 12 billion subsidies on different commodities being sold at outlets of Utility Store Corporation (USC) of Pakistan to support the downtrodden segments of the society.

Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail, in his budget speech at the National Assembly, informed that the government had also planned to give additional Rs 5 billion Ramazan Relief Package.