1,659,421 MT sugar imported in last three years: NA informed

Trade and industry

Islamabad: Minister for Professional and Technical Training Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday apprised the National Assembly that export of sugar is banned under the Export Policy Order (EPO) 2009 while 1,659,421 metric tonnes (MT) of sugar was imported from Brazil, Thailand, India, UAE and Saudi Arabia during the last three years.

Replying to various questions during Question Hour, he said that the country was facing sugar deficiency due to energy crisis. The government has given approval to purchase 200,000 metric tons, he added. The minister said that around 600,460 metric tons of urea was imported to meet country’s requirements during the last three years.

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