ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) Given the establishment of a commission of inquiry, investigations against sugar mill owners and government reports of price declines and imports, the price of sugar in the country has reached new heights. The cost of sugar has gone up to Rs 115 per kg. Peshawar people are required to purchase the most costly sugar. In the new government, the cost of sugar has hit its maximum level.
According to news reported by Atif Shirazi in the daily newspaper Jang, the country’s maximum sugar cost in Peshawar has reached Rs 115 per kg, while in Quetta it has reached the second highest price of Rs 111 per kg. In Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Sialkot, the maximum price of sugar is up to Rs 110 per kg, according to the paper. Similarly, in Lahore, Sargodha, Multan, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad and Larkana, the maximum price is up to Rs 105 per kg, while in Faisalabad and Khuzdar the maximum price is up to Rs 102 and in Sukkur up to Rs 100 per kg.
This is the first time in the modern period that the highest sugar cost in all of the country’s 17 major cities has risen to Rs 100 or more. The current minimum sugar price in the region, according to the paper, is Rs 82, whereas the average price is Rs 102,6 per kilogram and the maximum price is Rs 115 per kilogram.