ISLAMABAD: The utility stores have decided against increasing the oil and ghee prices on Wednesday. Earlier the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) had said that prices would be hiked due to a rise in manufacturing prices.
“No increase has been made in the prices of essential commodities to provide relief to the people.”
The price of ghee had been previously raised by Rs.53 per kg, and oil by Rs.65 per litre.
After Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a relief package to tackle the unprecedented inflation, the USC issued a notification regarding the withdrawal of the previous decision.
USC, of late, has increased prices on different items like formula milk, custard, dairy products, coffee, and tea.
A 950-gram packet of tea was selling at Rs.210, while the price of coffee was raised by Rs.50. Meanwhile a 250-gram bottle of honey saw an increase of Rs.95.
Different products including spices, ketchup, tissue paper, etc. also saw a rise in prices.