Sufficient stocks of food items available, says USC MD

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ISLAMABAD: Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Managing Director Umar Lodhi said on Saturday that all utility store outlets were opened across the country to serve the masses, especially the marginalized segment of the society.

In a statement, he said at this difficult time when the whole country was locked down, utility stores were ensuring the provision of basic items on subsidized rates to its consumers.

He said that a sufficient stock of sugar, wheat flour, rice, ghee and pulses was available with the corporation, adding that swift action was being taken to resolve issues in areas where shortage of daily use items were being repored.

The MD lauded the USC staff for serving the people despite facing the threat of coronavirus. “At all outlets, precautionary measures have been made to protect the staff as well as the consumers from the virus.”

He said following the country’s lockdown, sale of the corporation has witnessed a significant increase.

“The USC management is busy all the time to facilitate its consumers by providing all necessary items at affordable price so that at this critical stage, the consumers can easily get edible and other items of daily use,” he added.

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