Sugar and flour not in govt control as prices continue skyrocketing
ISLAMABAD (INP): Amid the tall claims to tackle the mafias behind the sugar and flour crises, there is nothing on ground for the people to see as the government has neither been able to ensure sufficient supply nor control the prices.
Like other parts of the country, the people are facing a tsunami of food inflation in Karachi where they are paying Rs95 for one kilogramme of sugar.
Similarly, the flour price has shot up to Rs70 per kilogramme. This situation has forced people to say that there is no one to check the trend despite the fact that the prices of these two basic daily-use items are on the rise continuously.
Similarly, the Buzdar government has failed miserably in checking the price hike in Punjab.
That’s why one kilogramme of sugar is available for Rs95 to Rs100 in Lahore. Same is the case with flour as the 20-kg bag could not be sold according to the demand and fixed price. And even the Utility Stores of Pakistan has been unable to provide relief to the people.
In Multan, the 20-kg flour bag is now available for Rs1,020 against the approved rate of Rs860.
Meanwhile, the sugar price is ranging between Rs90 to Rs92. It is a very troubling fact because the government had promised to keep the sugar price at Rs70.
Moreover, the PTI is the ruling party not only in the Centre but also Punjab which means there shouldn’t be any confusion when it comes to policy making and execution.
Talking to reporters citizens said the government, on one hand, was making claims about providing relief but the people on the other had been facing great hardships in getting even the daily use items like flour and sugar.