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Sugar prices soar up to Rs 100 per kg in Islamabad, Peshawar
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Sugar prices soar up to Rs 100 per kg in Islamabad, Peshawar

ISLAMABAD: The sugar crisis continues across the country as the commodity is being sold for Rs90 to Rs100 per kilogramme at different markets and shops.

The price of sugar has reached Rs100 per kilogram in Islamabad and Peshawar after the price of sugar increased by an average of Rs4.08 per kilogram in one week, while in five weeks the price went up by Rs 11.34 per kg.

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the people of Islamabad and Peshawar are forced to buy sugar at the highest price after the price of sugar in both the cities has reached Rs 100 per kg.

Karachi, Quetta and Rawalpindi are the second most expensive where the price of sugar is Rs 95 per kg. Besides, the price of sugar has reached Rs 92 per kg in Sukkur, Hyderabad, Gujranwala and Sialkot.

According to the statistics agency, the price of sugar in Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha, Larkana, Multan and Bahawalpur is Rs 90 per kg, while the average price of sugar in the country is Rs 91.92 per kg. The minimum price of sugar in the country is Rs 90 while the maximum price is Rs 100 per kg.