Rising sugar costs cause bitter discontent as prices soar to Rs230 per kg in Quetta

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The cost of sugar reached unprecedented heights in several cities across the country, touching Rs200 per kg. However, in Quetta, it skyrocketed to Rs230 per kg on Tuesday.

The surge in sugar prices and its diminishing presence in markets nationwide can be attributed to increased smuggling and artificial shortages.

Prices escalated to Rs200 per kg in various cities, including Karachi, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and Muzaffarabad.

In Islamabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala, and Lahore, the price of this essential sweetener fluctuates between Rs185 and Rs190 per kg. Meanwhile, in Multan, it is available at Rs180 per kg.

In Quetta, a 50kg sack of sugar is being sold for a staggering Rs11,000.

Consumers are grappling with significant inconveniences due to both the scarcity and exorbitant cost of this staple commodity. They are urging the government to take immediate action to address the situation and ensure the availability of sugar at a reasonable price.