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Byline: MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN
Differences have emerged between the Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) and Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) over sugar production figures for the current year. According to the MoI&P, sugar production in 2010-11 has been estimated at 3.47 million tons whereas PSMA is projecting 3.8 million tons against consumption estimates of 4.2 million tons.
Official documents obtained from the MoI&P reveal that the ECC in its meeting on January 13, 2011 directed the Ministry of Industries and Production to review the imported sugar stocks' position at the earliest and devise a mechanism for its disposal and bring it before ECC in its next meeting for appropriate decision.
According to the documents, domestic sugar …