ISLAMABAD: Government of Pakistan has ordered all Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to suspend all kinds of procurement in the stores.

According to reports, PM’s Adviser on Industries and Production Razak Dawood has ordered Utility Stores Corporation (USC) to suspend purchases in stores. A notification has been issued in this regard.

The closing of utility stores is the first business related measure taken by the newly appointed PTI government.

Suspension of procurement will result in non-availability of products in Utility Stores.

Sources also reveal that the minister wants to privatize the USC. Over 14,000 employees of the utility stores corporation have been left in the lurch, after this order from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.