Pakistan: Minister blames mills association on country’s sugar crisis


Karachi, Pakistan: Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister of Industries and Production, has blamed the sugar mills association for the sugar price crisis in the country. The incorrect data provided by the sugar mills resulted in a hike in the sugar prices.

According to the media report, he said, “In a meeting held on May 11, we were informed by the mills of having 300,000 tonnes of surplus sugar by the sugar mills association stating that we may export sugar to reduce the surplus stock.”

“A month later the sugar commissioner confirmed that the figures were wrong and the country is in short of sugar. The domestic demand continued to increase indicating the need to import sugar to meet domestic needs,” he further added.

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