ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar presided over a meeting at the Finance Division in Islamabad on Monday today to review the demand and supply situation of sugar in the Country.
The Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Finance Tariq Bajwa, the Special Assistant on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, the Secretary National Food Security & Research (NFS&R), the Special Secretary Finance and other Senior Officers from Finance and NFS&R attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the available stock position and future demand of 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 was also informed that production of sugar in the province of Sindh will be less than last year due to floods.
The Chair expressed satisfaction on the availability and production of sugar in the country and stressed on maintaining the strategic reserves of sugar and maintenance of prices of sugar for providing maximum relief to masses.