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The price of sugar had come down and it was increased again by the sugar mafia: Punjab government spokesman

LAHORE: Punjab government spokesman Hassan Khawar has said that the price of sugar had come down and it was increased again by the sugar mafia.

Speaking at a press conference in Lahore, the Punjab government spokesman said that the sugar crisis had already occurred and we had resolved it. After which stockpiling of sugar was found in 195 places, more than three and a half lakh fines were imposed against the stockists, more than 18 cases were registered and 63 warehouses were also sealed while 21,000 bags of sugar were removed from the market during the raids. Seized

The spokesman said that rumors of shortage of sugar were being spread in the market while there was a private stock of 46,000 tonnes of sugar in the market at present. Commissioners, some transit and some dealers, more sugar is being imported.

Hassan Khawar said that stockists in Indonesia are spreading rumors that imported sugar has less sweetness. The sweetness of imported sugar is the same as that of local sugar. The difference between imported sugar and local sugar is only grain. Sugar granulated and imported sugar is fine, while imported sugar is available in Punjab at Rs. 90 per kg.

The spokesman further said that the federal government has imported 1.5 million tonnes and the Punjab government has also imported 1.5 million tonnes of sugar while the Punjab government has sold 80,000 tonnes of sugar and the rest is in the process of being sold. Has been subsidized.

“Punjab needs 2,800 tonnes of sugar for domestic consumers and we have a stock of more than 15 days. The private sector has 46,000 tonnes of sugar in the province,” he added.

The spokesman said that the news of the start of crushing season is coming from the south by God. Starting the season, don’t get in the way, don’t let these people politicize the problems of the people, crushing will start from November 15 in South Punjab, crushing has started in Sindh, the price of tochini will come down immediately.

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