ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister/Minister for Industries and Production, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has said that the whole network of Utility Stores Corporation across the country would be computerized to enhance its performance. “The government would spend Rs.70.5 million on the computerization process to make the USC more efficient and enhance its efficiency as well as service delivery system,” Wattoo said while visiting various utility store outlets on GT Road.
He said that the government was determined to providing good quality daily use items on subsidized rates to facilitate poor and the low income people. Wattoo visited outlets in Manddra, Sohawa, Gujar Khan, Jehlum, Srai Alamgir and Gujrat to check the availability of the daily commodities as well as their prices, quality and quantity.
He was informed by the staff of the stores that the sale of these out-lets was doubled during the holy month due to Ramzan Package and quality items being provided at the stores. The sale of Manddra utility store was increased from Rs.3.7 million to Rs.70 million, in Gujar Khan it touched the figure of Rs.6.5 million, while in Jehlum the sale of the utility store reached up to Rs.7.6 million as compared to previous month’s sale of Rs.4 million.
On his inquiry, the customers expressed their satisfaction over the quality, availability and prices of the items, saying that the Ramzan Package announced by the government has been implemented in its letter and spirit. Wattoo assured the people that they will get these items on subsidized rates even after Eid adding that network of the stores would also be extended to facilitate maximum number of people.-SANA