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Pakistan To Take On Sugar Cartels

 |  April 8, 2020

The Pakistani government has decided to reform the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to make it efficient in countering the cartelization in the sugar industry as well regulating it to thwart any kind of artificial food crisis in future.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting of the federal cabinet, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said that modern technology would be introduced in collection and maintenance of sugar industry data so that nobody could hoodwink the system in future.

She said the prime minister warned that stern action would be taken against those found involved in hurling threats to the commission, adding that the government will deal strongly with the elements involved in profiteering after the release of forensic reports.

The PM’s aide said the present government for the first time since 2014 increased the price of sugarcane to protect the interests of the growers.

Speaking about the proceedings of the cabinet, she said PM Imran assured the ministers that all necessary initiatives would be taken to protect the interests of farmers and ensure supply of edibles items to the general public at affordable prices.

Full Content: Pakistan Today

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