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Sugar costs surge to Rs100/kg or extra in numerous cities of Pakistan

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  • Value of sugar have surged to Rs100/kg or extra in 10 cities of Pakistan, says PBS.
  • Sugar being bought in Karachi for the best value across the nation, Rs110/kg.
  • Sugar being bought in Islamabad and Rawalpindi for Rs105/kg.

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/MULTAN/PESHAWAR: Sugar costs throughout the nation have surged to Rs100/kg or extra in 10 main cities, in line with the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Sunday.

Information shared by the PBS revealed that sugar is being bought for the costliest quantity all through the nation, in Karachi for Rs110/kg.

The commodity is being bought in Islamabad and Rawalpindi for Rs105/kg whereas the typical value of sugar all through the nation has reached Rs98/kg.

In six cities throughout the nation, the worth of sugar has risen to Rs100/kg, stated the PBS.

In Quetta, Bahawalpur, Multan, Peshawar and Sialkot, the worth of sugar has reached Rs100/kg whereas it’s being bought for Rs98-100/kg in Hyderabad. In Faisalabad, it’s being bought for Rs98/kg.

In Khuzdar, sugar is being bought for Rs97/kg whereas in Sargodha it’s being bought for Rs96/kg. In Sukkur, the worth of sugar is Rs98/kg, in Larkana Rs95/kg whereas in Bannu is it being bought for Rs95/kg.

Sugar disaster of 2020 and its investigation report:

Final 12 months, PM Imran Khan had tasked the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) to analyze the sugar disaster all through the nation and discover out who benefited from it.

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A report by the Federal Investigation Company launched final 12 months had claimed that high PTI members had been amongst those that gained from the latest sugar disaster within the nation. An investigation into the disaster had been ordered by Prime Minister Imran Khan in February 2020.

Among the many folks named within the FIA report had been Jahangir Tareen and a brother of the then Minister for Nationwide Meals Safety Khusro Bakhtiar.

Tareen was stated by the report back to have benefitted essentially the most from the sugar disaster adopted by Bakhtiar’s brother.

The report had additionally claimed that firms belonging to Moonis Elahi — an ally of the get together — profited from the sugar disaster. Elahi is Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s son and a key member of the PML-Q.

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