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ISLAMABAD: Another bad news for the masses, as the federal government has jacked up the prices of ghee at Rs109 per kg at the utility stores of Pakistan.
According to a notification, that is implemented with immediate effect the pack of 10-liter ghee that was sold for Rs2,500 will now be available for Rs3,590.
This accounts for Rs109 increase in per kilogram of the essential commodity used in a daily household.
Planta cooking oil has been increased from Rs. 1332 to Rs. ۔The price of 10 liters of Meezan Ghee has been increased by Rs. 475. According to the notification issued by the utility store, the price of 10 liters of Meezan Ghee has been increased from Rs 2,885 to Rs 3,360.
Similarly, the 5kg pack of cooking oil has been made Rs463 costlier. It will now sell at Rs1,795. It was until today available for Rs1,332 in the utility stores.
Separately today, the federal cabinet while overseeing petroleum prices has approved an increase of Rs1.68 per unit in electricity price.
According to sources, the price has been jacked up in the wake of quarterly tariff adjustments. The new amount will be charged in October’s bill from the consumers.
The approval was given through a circulation summary, the sources said and added that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) had decided to hike the electricity prices in the wake of quarterly tariff adjuments.