Heavy rush outside government stores in Pakistan to purchase sugar at low rate


Rawalpindi, Pakistan: As the government has decided to sell sugar at subsidised rates, long queues were seen outside the Utility Store Corporation to purchase sugar.

Sugar prices are high in the country, therefore the government is taking the steps to reduce the prices.

According to the media report, sugar was available at the subsidised rate of Rs 70 per kilogramme, less than the whopping Rs120 charged in the open market.

Within opening the stores, they ran out of the sugar due to the rush. Some also had to return home without purchasing sugar. The utility store managers have a fixed quota of 5 kg per person to ensure that maximum people get the sugar at a low rate. The authorities have stated that they have enough stocks to cater the needs of the people but the selling activities have been affected due to heavy rush at their stores.

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