Massive sugar scam making life bitter for Pakistanis

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Karachi, Aug.13 (ANI): Sugar prices in Pakistan have hit an all time high of 52 rupees per kilogram.

The prime reason behind the sudden steep rise in the price of one of the most important daily commodity is a calculated strategy chalked out by major players of the sugar industry with help from important government personalities.

According to The News, the sugar mafia in the country has undermined orders from the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and has manipulated decision-making at the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to achieve the mischievous target of increasing the sugar prices.

The command with which this mafia works can be gauged from the fact that ECC's order to release sugar at a controlled price of 38 rupees per kilogram through ration stores and utility shops is yet to be implemented.

This is not the first time that sugar prices have reached sky high in Pakistan. During former President General Musharraf's regime sugar prices had touched the then peak of 35 rupees per kilogram.

A probe was ordered against the political big wigs close to the Musharraf government at that time. However, charges were dropped later on Musharraf's personal request.

Observers believe that the current scam would also subside with time forcing Pakistanis to spend much more on sugar this Ramzan. (ANI)

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