Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has instructed sugar mills owners to immediately start crushing of sugarcane.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday instructed the sugar mills owners to immediately start crushing of sugarcane. Addressing a high level meeting at CM House, he said that the delay in crushing of sugarcane affects the yields of sugarcane growers and brings losses to them.
The failure of the sugar mills owners would leave the government with no other option but to use the law to start the crushing season without any lapse of time. The meeting was attended by provincial Minister for Information, Shaukat Yousafzai, Minister Food Qalandar Lodhi, Chief Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Israr, Secretary Finance, Shakeel Qadir, Secretary Food Akbar Khan, Commissioner Sugarcane Saadat Hasan and others.
The meeting thoroughly discussed the reservations of the sugarcane growers and their problems arising from the delay of crushing of sugarcane by the mills owners. The meeting was briefed about the legal way out to deal with the situation that included the nature of demand of the sugar mills owners, the steps taken by the government department, the reaction shown by the sugar mills owners and the subsequent objections of the sugarcane growers.