In a significant development, Punjab's sugar mills have come to an agreement to provide sugar to the state government at a rate of Rs140 per kilogram.
This decision was made during a meeting held between Punjab's Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi, and representatives of the sugar mills.
The primary objective behind this decision is to alleviate the burden on consumers and ensure that sugar remains affordable for the public. The sugar obtained from the mills will be made available to the people through various distribution channels, including special centers, model bazaars, and dedicated stalls within Sunday bazaars.
Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressed his concern for the well-being of the people, emphasising that this move aims to directly benefit the citizens by reducing the prices of sugar, which is a staple in households across Punjab.
Additionally, it was decided during the meeting that the crushing season for sugar production will commence on October 28.
The delegation representing the sugar mills informed the government that there is a surplus stock of sugar available within the Punjab region.
The delegation participating in this crucial meeting included prominent figures from the sugar industry, such as Haroon Akhtar, Zaka Ashraf, Fawad Mukhtar, and others.
The meeting was also attended by Provincial Minister for Industries SM Tanveer and Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman.
This collaborative effort between the Punjab government and the sugar mills reflects a commitment to ensuring the availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, thereby contributing to the overall welfare of the people of Punjab. The reduced sugar prices are expected to provide relief to households and make this essential item more accessible to the general public.