Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday congratulated his economic team for bringing sugar prices down through multi-pronged strategy.
In a post on Twitter, the premier said sugar is being sold at a national average of 81 rupees per kilogram while it was on 102 rupees per kilogram a month back.
MashaAllah Sugar is selling at a national average of Rs 81 per kg vs Rs102 per kg a month back. I want to congratulate my team for bringing the sugar prices down through a multi pronged strategy.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 12, 2020
Earlier, members of the prime minister’s team including Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar and Federal Minister for Industries and Productions Hammad Azhar also hailed the PTI government’s efforts to bring down the price.
“When an attempt is made to change a corrupt system then those benefitting from it tend to resist but if the government is courageous then it succeeds in the end,” Asad Umar said.
پچھلے ایک ماہ میں ملک میں چینی کی اوسط قیمت میں 31 روپیہ فی کلو کمی ہوئی ہے. جب بگڑا ہوا نظام بدلنے کی کوشش ہوتی ہے تو اس نظام سے مستفید ہونے والے مزاحمت کرتے ہیں، اور اگر وہ طاقتور لوگ ہوں تو مزاحمت زیادہ ہوتی ہے. لیکن اگر حکومت نیک نیت اور باہمت ہو تو آخر کار کامیاب ہوتی ہے— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) December 12, 2020
In his tweet, Hammad Azhar wrote that the ex-mill and retail rates of sugar are down by approximately Rs30 per kg in the last one month
“Competitive sugar import by [the] government, its supply at control rates and timely start of mills crushing season provided relief to both consumers and farmers,” he added.
The ex-mill and retail rates of sugar are down by approx Rs 30/kg in the last one month.
Competitive sugar import by govt, its supply at control rates and timely start of mills crushing season provided relief to both consumers and farmers.— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) December 12, 2020