People suffer as sugar prices sky rockets in Peshawar

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Peshawar, Nov 22 (ANI): People in Peshawar are finding it tough to cope up with the rising price of daily commodities, and the sharp rise in Sugar price, one of most important daily eatable, has made the matter worse.

Sugar is being sold at a whopping 80 rupees per kilogram in the provincial capital, sending the family budget into a tizzy.

People blame hoarders and black marketeers for the crisis, which has forced consumers to cut down the daily use of sugar.

The condition is so bad that some people have even cut down consumption of tea.

"Owing to non-availability of sugar at the official rate (40 rupees per kg), we are facing great problem and have no choice but to purchase the commodity at exorbitant rate," The Dawn quoted a local resident, as saying.

Some retailers said that they were avoiding selling sugar, as it was not available at the official rate.

"The best option for us is to avoid dealing in sugar to avoid complications," said one retail storeowner Rahat Ali, adding that influential people were making huge money in the illegal business while the people continue to suffer. (ANI)

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