Sugar prices have again spiked across Pakistan, with sweetener rates increasing by Rs 5 per kilogram in two days, as reported on private news channels.
The rise in sugar prices comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan applauded his financial team for taking the price of sugar down to Rs 81 per kg last month.
The Premier tweeted, “MashaAllah sugar is selling at a national average of Rs 81 per kg vs. Rs 102 per kg a month back. I want to congratulate my team for bringing the sugar price down through a multi-pronged strategy.”
Now, the price of sugar per kilogram has risen again in the country’s major cities, including Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Multan, and Faisalabad.
In Karachi’s wholesale market, a 100 kg sugar bag is available for Rs 8,300. Therefore, Rs 83 per kg. In addition, the retail market sells sugar for Rs 90 per kg.
Sugar prices have gone up by Rs 11 per kg within a month, according to reports. The sweetener is sold for Rs 100 per kg in some areas of Karachi.
Sugar is available for Rs 85-90 per kg in Lahore, though people are forced to buy sugar for Rs 90 per kg in Quetta. However, the same sugar was reportedly available at the price of Rs 80-85 per kg last month.
Meanwhile, Sugar prices have gone up from Rs 90 to Rs 95 per kg in Multan and Faisalabad.
Citizens of Pakistan demanding a drop in sugar prices and other daily commodities. Moreover, the citizens have also complained regarding the availability and low quality of sugar in utility stores which is being sold at Rs. 68 per kg.