As the federal government’s Ramazan Relief Package came to an end on Sunday, the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) raised food prices.
Instead, the USC claims that the federal government will only fund five items. Sugar would cost Rs70 per kg, a 10kg wheat bag will cost Rs400, and ghee will cost Rs260 per kg. Rice and beans will be subsidized as well. 950 gram of tea cost Rs67 more, 400 gram of spices cost Rs36 more, one liter of Milk Pak cost Rs20 more, and 200 gram of white cumin cost Rs23 more.
Furthermore, at the USC, the price of 50 gram of cardamom has climbed by Rs18, red chili has increased by Rs18 per 200 gram, shampoo has gone by Rs14, and 100 gram of turmeric has increased by Rs4.
According to The News, the price of pulses has increased by Rs10 per kg, while cooking oil of various brands has increased by up to Rs20 a liter. Consumers in Punjab, on the other hand, paid Rs210 more for a 20kg flour bag on Friday as the official delivery of subsidized grains came to an end.
Meanwhile, the price of poultry meat has skyrocketed, owing to a lack of supply, resulting in overpricing of up to Rs500 per kilograms in several regions. The official price of chicken flesh was Rs473 per kilograms, a new high.