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The way forward

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The abolition of the wheat flour ration shops in Pakistan

"Since before Independence, the Government of Pakistan had been operating wheat-flour ration shops intended to provide subsidized wheat-flour to low income groups. By the mid 1980s, the system had come under increasing attack because it was…

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Pakistan's ration system: Distribution of costs and benefits

Pakistan's ration system was established in 1942 to deal with shortages of basic goods caused by wartime disruption in supply. At that time, the ration shops handled wheat and sugar, tea, matches, kerosene, yarn, and cotton cloth. After partition, the…