Pakistan sugar millers divided over starting crushing operations

Lahore: Sugar millers in Pakistan seems to be divided on commencing the crushing season after the government decided to take action against 17 mills for failing to fire boilers at their respective units, reports Dawn.

The decision to issue notices to 17 mills was taken by Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal at a meeting held on Thursday.

He directed the Cane Commissioner Hussain Bahadar Ali Shah to take action against the mills that are not following the official orders to start the cane crushing operations by November 25.

Some sugar mills have started crushing operations following government orders.

“We will start operations of our mill tomorrow as per the direction of the Punjab government. We will be providing a minimum cane price from Rs 225 to Rs 300 to the farmers,” tweeted Ali Khan Tareen, who is the son of Jahangir Khan Tareen. The boiler of Tareen’s mill was fired up on Wednesday.


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