The Utility Stores Corporation has reduced the prices of pulses after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed it not to increase prices of essential goods without his prior approval.
The price of pulses at the Utility Stores saw an exceptional rise on Friday.
The price of white chickpeas was increased by Rs 40 per kilogram to be sold at Rs 155 per kilo. The price of black chickpeas similarly was raised by Rs 30 per kg. Chana Daal was hiked to Rs 153 per kg from its old price at Rs 120 per kg. Mash Daal price was also increased from Rs 275 to Rs 280 per kg.
However, taking notice of this the prime minister ordered immediate withdrawal of price hike notification. He directed the MD of Utility Stores Corporation to not hike prices of any essential goods without his prior approval.
Later on, one of the spokesmen for the Utility Stores said that the corporation has withdrawn the notification of pulses’ price hike. Prices of pulses have been restored to their old prices, he added.