Utility Stores Corporation

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Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan
Consumer Goods
PredecessorStaff Welfare Organization Stores
Founded1973; 46 years ago (1973)
FounderZulfikar Ali Bhutto
Number of locations
5,491 store outlets
Area served
  • 63 regions
  • 9 zones
Key people
Mr. Zulqiurnain Ali Khan (Chairman, Board of Directors),
Products, Spices, dates, Tea and Beverages[1]
ServicesSupply the public consumer Items at lower prices than the open market
OwnerGovernment of Pakistan
Number of employees
ParentMinistry of Industries and Production

The Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan (USC or USCP) is a Pakistani State-owned enterprise that operates chain stores throughout the country that provide basic commodities to the general public at prices which are lower than the open market because the government subsidizes them.[1] Utility Stores Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors and headed by a Managing Director.[2]

Quality assurance[edit]

Public business organizations or the public can ask courts in Pakistan to hold hearings if they have concerns about quality of items being sold at the stores.[3]

Performance improvement[edit]

In April 2016, Government of Pakistan announced the computerization of the utility stores across the country to improve their performance and efficiency. So far the stores were using old methods of recording inventory.[4]


  1. ^ a b Utility stores further reduce prices of subsidized items Daily Times (newspaper), Published 21 June 2016, Retrieved 8 December 2017
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Chief Justice of Pakistan takes notice of sale of second rate cooking oil Daily Times (newspaper), Published 5 January 2017, Retrieved 8 December 2017
  4. ^ Utility Stores to go digital The Nation (newspaper), Published 29 April 2016, Retrieved 8 December 2017

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