Shaukat Tarin promises to solve sugar industry problems – Journal

KARACHI: The federal government hinted at relief from the sugar industry on Tuesday, but called for starting production “as soon as possible” to keep the balance between demand and supply.

A delegation from the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA), led by its president Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf, met with the Prime Minister’s advisor on finance and income Shaukat Tarin at the finance division in Islamabad. The meeting was also attended by Minister of National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam, Minister of Energy and Energy Hammad Azhar, Minister of Water Resources Chaudhry Moonis Elahi, Presidents sections of PSMA Punjab, Sindh and KP, secretary of NFS & R and Industries & Production, and senior staff.

“During the meeting, the PSMA delegation said that the sugar industry faces many challenges and requested the government’s help to resolve these issues,” a statement released by the association after the meeting said. . “The PSMA delegation further requested government intervention to bring relief and create a friendly environment for the sugar industry. The Prime Minister’s Advisor for Finances and Revenues stressed that the government is aware of the challenges facing the sugar industry and that it will fulfill its due role in this regard.

The adviser, the statement said, assured the delegation that their legitimate issues would be resolved through regular coordination and mutual cooperation between the two sides, while also seeking the role of industry in meeting the challenge.

“He stressed, however, that providing essential items to the common man at a reasonable price is the government’s goal and that all efforts are being made in this regard,” the statement added. “The advisor urged PSMA members to start production as soon as possible to maintain the balance between supply and demand. The members of the PSMA have placed their full confidence in the leadership of Mr. Shaukat Tarin and have assured their full support to ensure the availability of sugar at an affordable price for the common man.

Posted in Dawn, le 10 November 2021

Rachel J. Bradford