ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Saturday launched ‘Ramzan Relief Package’ at the Aabpara Utility Store, under which profit on all commodities at the utility stores has been withdrawn.

The prime minister arrived at the outlet on a surprise visit and reviewed quality and prices of commodities. He also met with the people busy in shopping and asked about prices and standard of the commodities being sold at the utility store.

He expressed satisfaction over the standard and prices of commodities at the store.

Talking to media persons, the prime minister said that the government wanted to give maximum relief to the people during Ramzan and added that it was providing Rs.2.5 billion subsidy on commodities at the utility stores.

He said there were 5800 utility stores in the country where 1800 different commodities were being sold on discounted rates. He directed the management of utility stores to send mobile utility stores to those union councils during Ramzan where there was no utility store.

Raja aid under the Ramazan Relief Package, Rs 150 discount had been given on 20 kg bag of flour, Rs 15 discount on per kg of sugar, Rs 28 per one kg of ghee (oil), Rs 15 on per kg of pulses, Rs 25 on one kg white gram, Rs 50 on per kg of tea, Rs 16 per kg of minced gram, Rs 45 per kg of dates, Rs 25 per kg rice, Rs 28 per bottle of Jam-e-Shiren, Rs 10 on tetra pack and 15 per cent on spices.