Pakistan Customs Directorate General of Afghan Transit has confiscated a massive number of Indian sugar consignment which was en route for Afghanistan. This action comes at a time when relation with India and Pakistan is souring due to various issues.
In a released statement, an official alleged that after doing confirmation through laboratory tests, sugar is found to be “unfit for human consumption”. So far, out of 258 containers, 172 containers, which is equivalent to 4,472 tonnes have been tested by labs.
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iran are the major export destinations for India. As the country is suffering from surplus sugar, mills in India are exploring the way to export in other countries.