Ishaq Dar expresses satisfaction over sugar stock, production
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Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has expressed satisfaction over the availability and production of sugar in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Chairing a meeting to review the demand and supply situation of sugar in the country on Monday, the minister stressed maintaining the strategic reserves of the commodity and maintaining its price for providing maximum relief to the masses.
The Federal Minister for Food Tariq Bashir Cheema; special assistant to Prime Minister on Finance, Tariq Bajwa, Tariq Mehmood Pasha, Secretary NFS&R, Special Secretary Finance and others attended the meeting.
Earlier, the meeting reviewed the available stock position and future demand for sugar in the country and was apprised that sufficient stocks of sugar are available in the country.
It was informed that sugar mills have started crushing the sugar cane in Sindh and Punjab provinces, it said adding the participants were also apprised that production of sugar in the province of Sindh would be less than last year due to floods.
Reporter: Waqas Azeem