ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Industry and Production Hammad Azhar on Friday said imported sugar would lower commodity prices by 15 to 20 rupees per kilogram on the domestic market, adding that controlling inflation was the government’s top priority. “More than a hundred tonnes of imported sugar have arrived at Karachi port”, Hammad Azhar said at a press conference flanked by Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz and National Food Security Minister Syed Fakhar Imam.
The minister said imported sugar would be sold at a price of Rs15 lower than local market prices and added that more than 50,000 tonnes of sugar would reach the country soon.
Hammad Azhar hopes that imported sugar and the milled season that will start soon can greatly help reduce sugar prices in the domestic market.
Responding to questions, the federal minister said that the country’s industrial sector was doing better.
During the press conference, Senator Shibli Faraz said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is making efforts to transform Pakistan into the Riyasat-e-Madina model despite all obstacles and difficulties.
He said, “We have decided our goal and by Allah’s grace, the ultimate goal of the prime minister is to transform Pakistan based on the Riyasat-e-Madinah model and the historical traditions and caliph of Islam.
To inquiries, he said no decision had been taken on the privatization of Pakistan Television and denied any news circulating about it.
For other questions, he said the government was disappointed by the violent incidents in the country. Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Political Communications Dr Shahbaz Gill said because of the government’s prudent economic policies, the country’s economy was revived and had been restored. progress path of development and prosperity.
Speaking to private news channels, he said remarkable economic progress had been witnessed in almost all areas of life over the past two years during the tenure of the incumbent government.
Shahbaz Gill said international companies were approaching to work with Pakistan which was going on exactly according to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision.