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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has assured the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) that the present government is aware of the issues being faced by the sugar industry in Pakistan and is keen to resolve these problems at exigency.

The finance minister was talking to PSMA Chairman Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf during a meeting in the Finance Ministry on Friday. Secretary Finance, Secretary Commerce, Secretary NFS&R, Secretary I&P, and other senior officers also attended the meeting.

The finance minister stressed maintaining the strategic reserves of sugar as well as the regulation of its prices in the country for avoiding the price hike and providing maximum relief to the masses.

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He expressed the resolve of the government to promote business activities and facilitate the business community to attain sustainable growth in the country.

Zaka Ashraf appreciated the efforts of the current government to tackle the inflationary pressure and apprised the finance minister about the issues that are being faced by the sugar industry.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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