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Ramazan relief package: PM Shehbaz reduces flour, sugar prices in Punjab

Directs other provinces to follow similar relief measures
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Punjab should assist Balochistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the supply of flour and sugar. APP/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Punjab should assist Balochistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the supply of flour and sugar. APP/File

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced a relief package for the month of Ramzan to reduce the price of 10kg flour bag from Rs550 to Rs400 in Punjab till Eid and per kilogram price of sugar from Rs75 to Rs70 in the province of Punjab.

While presiding over a meeting on the reduction of prices of essential commodities to provide more relief to the people during Ramazan after the formation of the federal cabinet, he said that other provinces should also try to set these prices.

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Punjab should assist Balochistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the supply of flour and sugar, he said and added that the federal government will make additional payments to Balochistan as required.

The story was originally published in Business Recorder on April 20, 2022.

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