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Subsidy on selected items under Ramazan package

The government will ‘coax’ citizens in Ramazan to buy subsidized items through a policy that some have described as a “sleight-of-hand.”

The policy will sell selected items at a lower price after they were recently made more expensive.

The Ramazan Relief Package will provide subsidies for items that recently became expensive.

Utility Stores sources have stated that they will give a subsidy of Rs25 on ghee, Rs11 on sugar, and Rs27.12 on flour despite recent price hikes of Rs190, Rs19, and Rs24.80 per kg, respectively.

The government did not raise prices for the beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), and it is important to note this.

The government has reduced subsidies for sugar and flour under the Ramadan package, resulting in a total cut of Rs 3.1 billion this year.

The reduction in sugar subsidy amounts to Rs327 million.

while the subsidy on flour has been reduced by Rs350 million.

BISP beneficiaries will receive a subsidy of Rs100 on ghee, Rs30 on sugar, and Rs51.92 on flour.

Ramadan dates and calendar 2023

The lunar calendar predicts that in Pakistan, Ramadan 2023 will most likely fall on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

However, according to tradition, a moon-sighting committee made up of religious scholars, astronomers, and other authorities must establish the precise date of the start of the holy month while it is still dark.

The committee is in charge of keeping an eye out for specific sightings related to the cycle and appearance of the new crescent moon, which marks the beginning of Ramadan.

Rules for Ramadan

Pakistan forbids the consumption of food or beverages in public during Ramadan.

Both private and public offices fall under this. In addition to facing severe fines and penalties, breaking this law could land you in jail for up to three months in the worst scenarios.

Both men and women should avoid wearing clothing that is too tight or too revealing.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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