ISLAMABAD  - Advisor to Prime Minister on Industries and Production Mian Manzoor Ahmad Watto Wednesday told the National Assembly that subsidy for Utility Stores would be increased up to Rs1 billion to ensure abundant supply of commodities during upcoming Ramazan ul Mubarak. Replying to a question, the Advisor said Government intended to make Utility Stores such an institution that could facilitate lower strata of society. He thanked the Prime Minister for taking keen interest in improving situation of Utility Stores. Watto said Government was equally concerned over the long queues of people for getting commodities from Utility Stores. He said the number of Utility Stores would soon reach at 6000 to avoid both shortage of commodities as well as long queues. On monitoring and inspection, he said each Utility Store has been strictly directed to display quality and prices of commodities falling which would lead to stern actions. In this connection, Watto said Regional Managers of Faisalabad and Gujranwala had been suspended over not showing display lists at their respective Utility Stores. "Its (Utility Stores) is a social service and we are rendering it as a sacred cause," he said.