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Sugar fair price shops are being set up across KP and in Islamabad

Sugar fair price shops

The district administrations of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) are establishing fair-price shops to tackle the excessive price and smooth provision of sugar. Merely in Abbottabad, 28 fair-price shops are set up on the orders of the provincial government and in the capital 40 sugar fair price shops are being set up. 

Conferring to the facts, the government has delivered 118 metric tonnes of sugar at funded rates for the Abbottabad district. The district government has set up 13 sales points in Abbottabad, four in tehsil Havelian, two in Lora, and three points in Galyat where commonalities could buy sugar at a fixed price of Rs 90 per Kg. 

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The monitoring of the sale and delivery of the sugar in their corresponding fair price shops at subsidized prices will be administered by the revenue staff. The masses have been ordered by the deputy commissioner to visit their nearest fair price shop for buying sugar and in case of any difference, immediately contact the district control room, set up in the DC office. 

The government had set up outlets in Havelian, Abbottabad, Sherwan, Lora Circle, and Galyat which are offering assistance to the masses. 

Moreover, the DC Abbottabad issued instructions regarding the price control which were followed by Additional DC Abbottabad Mohammad Shahab Khan along with District Food Controller Shad Mohammad Khan. Both of them examined Havelian Food Warehouse the other day and revised the supply of sugar to the notified vendors. 

The rate of subsidized sugar would be Rs 86 per Kg at a comprehensive rate whereas Rs 90 per Kg at retail price would be accessible to the public. 

Furthermore, the citizens can acquire up to 5 kg of sugar by screening their ID card while it has been made compulsory for traders to keep records of all customers so that citizens can get benefit from the government grant and all the complaints can be fixed on the spot. 

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