Islamabad: Federal Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that all the provinces would be asked to take appropriate measures to maintain prices of basic food items during the holy month of Ramadan.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, while paying heed to the alarming situation especially versus the costs of pulses has directed the concerned powers on Monday, to find a way to bring the cost at reasonable and fitting level.

At the point when his consideration was drawn to the rising rates of fruits, vegetables and other sustenance things amid the post spending plan press conference, he said “we will ensure to maintain costs in Ramzan”.

In the meantime, the central government has officially declared Rs.1.75 billion Ramzan bundle to give alleviation to the general population through Utility Stores Corporation (USC) amid Ramzan to be viable from June 1.

The minister added that 22 every day utility things would be accessible on sponsors rates at all USC outlets till the most recent day of Ramzan.


Utility ghee will be accessible at Rs.115 per kg contrasted with 125-160 for each kg market value; Sugar would be accessible at Rs 60 for every kg contrasted with Rs.65 in the open business sector while utility oil will be given at Rs.125 per kg.

So also, the minister included Dal channa would be accessible at Rs.120 per kg, Dal moong on Rs.148 per kg contrasted with Rs.160-180 while Dal mash would be accessible on Rs.273 per kg.

In like manner, Dal masoor would be sold at Rs.115 per k/g contrasted with Rs.160-187/kg in the business sector, white gram at Rs.115, Basen at Rs.120/kg against Rs.150-160/kg, Gram at Rs.110 and Masoor (whole) would be given at Rs.120.

The minister included, Dates at Rs.160/kg would be given against 200-220/kg, Rice(super basmati) at Rs.72/kg, Rice (super sella) at Rs. 72/kg, Broken rice would be accessible at Rs.48/kg against Rs.55-60 for each kg, Squashes and Syrups(1500 ml) at Rs.265 against Rs.295, Milk(tetra pack) at Rs.102 litre kg against 115/litre, Black Tea at Rs.603/kg against Rs.170 while all USC spices would be accessible on 10% markdown.

By Kanwal Khan.