ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday imposed a “complete ban” on the export of sugar to stabilise the stock and price of the commodity in the country.
The prime minister also ordered strict measures against the smuggling of sugar.
In a statement on Twitter, PM Shehbaz Sharif said it was important to first meet the needs of the people and stabilise the prices of sugar in the country.
He ordered strict action against hoarders and profiteers who were creating an artificial shortage of sugar.
The prime minister also directed the agencies concerned to keep abreast of the effective implementation of his orders.
He warned that in case of negligence, the relevant officers and staff would be held responsible.