'Parliamentarians own 90% of sugar mills'

Published: November 9, 2010
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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar stated that 90 per cent of the sugar mills are owned by parliamentarians.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar stated that 90 per cent of the sugar mills are owned by parliamentarians.

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Tuesday stated that 90 per cent of the sugar mills are owned by parliamentarians.

Speaking to the media at Nine Zero in Karachi, Sattar said that the cause of inflation is the incapability of the government and the reasons behind it must be addressed.

He said that elements responsible for the delay in the import of sugar should be brought to light and that the process of importing sugar should be handed over to the private sector.

Sugar is being sold at Rs125 per kilogramme in many parts of the country.

General Secretary of the Karachi Retail Grocers Group (KRCGG) has stated that a 100 kg bag is being sold for Rs10,000 in the whole sale market. The price being charged in Orangi, Korangi, Shah Latif town and other areas of Karachi is as high as Rs125 a kg.

The commodity is being sold for Rs105 to Rs115 per kg in interior Sindh.

In the Lahore, the open market price in Rs110 per kg and Rs120 per kg in Faisalabad.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Nov 9, 2010 - 10:25PM

    Yup..its all Musharraf’s fault! and there is a conspiracy against PPP!

    What is mismanagement and incompetence?Recommend

  • noor Lodi
    Nov 9, 2010 - 11:51PM

    It is actually quite simple to bring the sugar mafia down. Stop eating and drinking ALL sugar and sugar related items. Sugar is not addictive to the body, it is usually harmful and really has no nutritional value. So my advice to my country men, women and children is, send a powerful statement to the this mafia. Stop eating and drinking ALL sugar related things and watch their house of cards crumble in no time.

    Do what Americans did to British. The Boston tea party. They stopped drinking tea.

    And I tell you, after a week you will not miss anything. Recommend

  • M.S.Shaikh
    Nov 10, 2010 - 12:00AM

    @s. ali raza – answer: impotence (mind you, this only pertains to our political souls, otherwise we are just fine!)Recommend

  • Akif
    Nov 10, 2010 - 12:29AM

    noor Lodi..
    Agree with your advice.. that the only solution.Recommend

  • True Man
    Nov 10, 2010 - 1:27AM

    Dear,
    Our goverment, politican of all parties having shares in sugar bussiness and goverment officer who are responsible to impliment the law are responsible for that. We should change our approach, from population to a nation. We should standup and ask all irrespective of rank, association with parties or relation. Are we nation or poplution. If we do not stand I can see a revelution in future. Allah bless our beloved mother land. Recommend

  • Pervaiz Bhatti
    Nov 10, 2010 - 1:45AM

    In North Nazimabad, Town, Karachi, from Abdullah College to Qalandhria Chowk the city Administration has been making the road both side, but unfortunately all work has been uncomplete for last 4 month, there is lot dust and due to broken road the traffiq alway jam and crime has been increase in rot. This is kindly request through ur channel and news paper that the action may taken against the location administion.Recommend

  • Nov 10, 2010 - 5:41AM

    @noor lodi: I think that you and I are on the same wavelenght on this one. Check this out http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/2832/the-bitter-truth-use-less-sugar/

    According to my reliable sources, majority of Sindh mills like Pangrio, Mirza, Al Abbas are co-owned by our politicians.Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Nov 10, 2010 - 11:41AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Artificial sugar crisis is crated by the MNAs and parliamentarians and the present government was equally involved in this crisis.Now provincial and federal governments and sugar mills association are blaming and accusing each other of this sugar crisis and sugar mills association president clearly declared that sugar mills don’t have enough stock.This game of making profit and money amongst the members provincial and national assemblies,federal government and sugar mills association is driving the nation towards mentally disturbance and torture and our leaders are just giving hopes of betterment and prosperity.No one is accepting the responsibility of this artificial sugar crisis.Recommend

  • Adeel Ahmed
    Nov 10, 2010 - 3:41PM

    Perils of Democracy…
    Enjoy.Recommend

  • Yawar
    Nov 10, 2010 - 4:33PM

    @Adeel Ahmed – well said!Recommend

  • Nov 14, 2010 - 12:59AM

    Artificial sugar crisis is crated by the MNAs and parliamentarians and the present government was equally involved in this crisis.Now provincial and federal governments and sugar mills association are blaming and accusing each other of this sugar crisis and sugar mills association president clearly declared that sugar mills don’t have enough stock.This game of making profit and money amongst the members provincial and national assemblies,federal government and sugar mills association is driving the nation towards mentally disturbance and torture and our leaders are just giving hopes of betterment and prosperity.No one is accepting the responsibility of this artificial sugar crisis.Recommend

  • Yousaf
    Nov 14, 2010 - 12:59PM

    are you guys not sick of this government? and remember Mr. Musharraf?Recommend

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