Pakistan has potential to produce over 6.5 million tones sugar per annum

Islamabad: Pakistan has the potential to produce more than 6.5 million tonnes of sugar per annum and “we need to utilize our maximum resources by curtailing its import and increasing export”.

This has been stated by Senior Minister of Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim in his message to the Pakistan Society of Sugar Technologists (PSST) for the new Edition of Pakistan Sugar Book, 2011.

The Minister commended the work done for the past 55 years. He said that the large number of workshops, seminars and conventions conducted by PSST for promotion of sugarcane agriculture and sugar technology have been very useful. He further said in view of the changing global scenario, the New Year Book can help the country meet future challenges.

Keeping in mind the sugar potential of the country to grow, the minister said the PSST would play its role in introducing new varieties of sugarcane, which would contribute to the national economy. The Minister congratulated and complimented the Pakistan Society of Sugar Technologists for its achievements and hoped that it would continue to play their role in a positive manner.

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