Sugar prices

Despite government directives sugar was being sold in open market at higher prices whereas Utility Stores corporation of Pakistan has literally failed to fulfill the needs of ninety five percent populace of the country.
According to Online survey, the sugar was being sold in different parts of the country at Rs 42 and Rs 45 and people were facing hardships in getting the necessary commodity of the daily life.
Despite, the orders of President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz who in a high level meeting of Tuesday directed authorities to overcome the sugar crisis in the country, sugar was a rare and costlier commodity on Wednesday.
While on the other hand government has also refused to give subsidy on sugar, therefore there is no chance that the sugar prices will go down.

Whereas Utility Stores are situated in major cities of the country and they are 350 in number and they are insufficient to meet the requirement of over 150 million populace of the country. While seventy percent population of the country live in rural areas and there the number of USC could not meet the requirement of the local people.
The people have also raised their qualms that no doubt government has doubled the quota of sugar from 11000 metric ton to 22000 metric tons for being sold at Utility Stores but despite this increase the people have to stand in long queues to get only 2 kilogram of sugar, this is absolutely nonsense, moaned an angry old citizen Badar.
People belonging to civil service, women and commoners have said first government increased the price of petroleum that overburdened their budgets and now the hike of sugar prices has also cast another blow to them.
They said government is making hollow claims of economic prosperity instead they are paying the price of lavish spending of the government officials.
The shopkeepers refuse to provide sugar at a price lesser then Rs 42 per kg.

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