QUETTA - Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Saturday increased the prices of food commodities at its outlets across Balochistan.

In accordance with the new rate list issued by USC for Balochistan, sugar has reached Rs53/kg with increase of Rs3/kg, flour Rs47/kg with an increase of 50 paisas, Ghee Rs145/kg with an increase of Rs5/kg and rice Rs154/kg with an increase of Rs8/kg while prices of pulses and other commodities have also been raised by Rs8/kg.

The general public has expressed concerns over increase in prices of basic food commodities at USC outlets and demanded to withdraw the increase.

They blamed that government was following anti-masses policy further adding to their miseries instead of providing relief to poor countrymen.