Delay in cane crushing will attract fine of Rs 5 million per day for sugar mills in Pakistan

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Islamabad: Monthly Sugar consumption is rising in Pakistan, therefore Pakistan’s cabinet decided to import sugar immediately to meet domestic demand and also gave its nod for imposing a daily fine of Rs 5 million on the sugar mills found involved in delaying sugarcane crushing season.

The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan recently. He was informed that the sugar mills are likely to start operations in the next 20 days and the delay in starting operations would attract heavy fine.

According to the news report published in The Express Tribune, the cabinet also noted the sudden spike in the sugar consumption at the domestic level and the government decided to import sugar immediately. It was informed that 200,000 tonnes of sugar would reach the country in the next few days.

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