Islamabad, November 29, 2023 : Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Acquires 40,000 Metric Tonnes of Sugar at Rs124.90/kg.
Sources familiar with the matter revealed that the Utility Stores Corporation obtained 40,000 metric tonnes of sugar in accordance with the tender issued the previous month.
The sugar was secured at a rate Rs10.37/kg lower than the previous tender issued by the corporation, the sources indicated. After factoring in additional expenses, the total cost of the sugar for them will amount to Rs138.
In October, the Utility Stores Corporation acquired an additional 20,000 metric tonnes of sugar. However, the delay in procurement led to two instances of a sugar crisis. In September, sugar prices surged to Rs100 per kilogram in various cities across the country.
Islamabad residents, in particular, are compelled to purchase sugar at the highest price in the country, with the sweetener being sold at Rs100 per kg, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Uniformly elevated prices, with marginal deviations, were observed in Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, and various other regions of the country. Sugar was priced at Rs90 per kg in cities such as Lahore, Bahawalpur, Larkana, and Quetta.