Pakistan: Government to amend Sugar Factories Control Act

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Peshawar, Pakistan: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to make changes in the Sugar Factories Control Act 1950 by amending some provisions.

According to a media report, the amendments will include the increase in the fine on the sugar mills from Rs 10,000 to Rs 100,000 and it also aims to resolve the problems of cane growers during the crushing season. The government also will amend the act to ensure that the farmers will get their arrears in time. The amendments would be tabled before the provincial cabinet meeting soon.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had in July ordered the government agencies to crack the whip on the sugar mafia after the report of the sugar inquiry commission stated that the sugar barons were responsible for the hike in sugar prices.

 

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