Punjab CM wants sugar sale on controlled price

By: News Desk      Published: 01:20 AM, 11 Apr, 2021
Punjab CM wants sugar sale on controlled price

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the administration to ensure sugar sale at fixed rates, a handout said on Saturday. 

“There is an abundant stock of sugar in the province and the declining trend in sugar prices is being witnessed,” he said. 

A room has been established in CM and CS offices to monitor the supply of sugar and other essential items at fixed prices. The chief minister will personally inspect the availability and prices of sugar and daily use commodities by visiting Ramazan bazaars. 

Ministers and Secretaries will also submit their reports on a daily basis after visiting bazaars. Usman Buzdar asserted that the government will ensure the sale of sugar in the markets at a fixed price.  He said that the ex-mill price of sugar is Rs 80 per kg whereas the market rate is Rs 85 per kg. He stated that sugar will be available at a subsidized rate of Rs 65 per kg in Ramazan Bazaars. 

Under the zero-tolerance policy, a crackdown is being successfully carried out against those who are creating artificially price hiking and hoarders of sugar.  Usman Buzdar vowed that inflation is a challenge but the government is determined to curb it at any cost and no one will be allowed to exploit the poor man. 

He said that increase in the prices of sugar, flour and other commodities will not be tolerated. He further stated that all-out measures will be taken to prevent the poor from the effects of inflation adding that initiatives taken by the government to eradicate price hiking are yielding desirable results.