Dar wants final recommendations on sugar producers’ issues in 3 days


Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has given instructions to the newly-constituted committee on issues facing sugar producers to have detailed deliberations on the problems faced by the sugar producers and formulate recommendations for consideration at the appropriate forum.

The minister further directed the committee to finalise its suggestions within three days in view of the difficulties faced by sugar millers. He said the government watched for the interest of both the consumers and the producers while also attaching due importance to the sugarcane growers. A balance has to be maintained while formulating any proposal for alleviating the problems of sugar millers, the minister added.

The minister, it may be mentioned, ordered constitution of the said committee after meeting a high-level delegation of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association at Lahore Saturday evening. The committee comprises of senior representatives of the ministry of national food security, ministry of commerce, FBR and the PSMA. The committee under instructions from the minister is set to hold meetings from Monday.