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Sindh government responsible for increase in flour and sugar prices: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PP) Sindh government is responsible for the increase in flour and sugar prices.

While addressing the media along with the Minister for Food and Research Syed Fakhar Imam in Islamabad on Friday, the information minister said that the shortage of sugar prices was created by the Sindh government by delaying the crushing season while the existing stock is also not been released accordingly its demand.

The minister said that sufficient stock of sugar for estimated 22 days was available in Punjab while just 15 days are left to start the new crushing season in Punjab.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that we are striving for bringing down the prices of all basic utility items.

The information minister said that under the mega relief package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, around 12 million families will be provided upto 30 percent subsidy on flour, oil and sugar.

In his remarks, Syed Fakhar Imam said that hoarding is the only reason of food shortage as the Country witnessed record production in wheat, rice, maze and sugarcane.

The food minister said that there is no shortage of food items in the Country, in fact the shortage is artificial that will be overcome soon.

The minister said that we are making efforts to benefit our farmers and increase the production of all commodities through better policy formation and coordination with provincial governments.

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