1,000 new utility stores to be set up across the country


ISLAMABAD: The Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has decided to establish 30 new warehouses and 1,000 new utility stores across the country.

In this regard, under the directive of the government, Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to initiate work on the project aimed at facilitating the people living in far flung areas of the country with affordable edible items.

In the compliance with decision of the government, the Corporation has submitted a proposal for opening of 1,000 new stores and establishment of 30 new ware houses, said Managing Director, USC Khaqan Murtaza.

Talking to APP on Wednesday, he said according to the proposal of the USC will open 400 stores and 14 warehouses in Punjab, while 250 stores and seven Warehouses would be opened in Sindh province.

Khaqan Murtaza said that USC also established 100 stores and three warehouses in Balouchistan province, adding that while in Azad Kashmir, 25 stores, one warehouse and 25 stores and one warehouse was also part of proposal for Northern Areas.

The Managing Director also confirmed that USC will also be established 200 stores and four warehouses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Appreciating the role of Cooperation as a price moderator, the government has directed for expansion of the USC, he added.