SHC extends stay order against new sugarcane price

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The Sindh High Court on Wednesday extended stay order against the new sugarcane price set by the Sindh government.A bench of the high court heard sugar mills owners’ petition against the sugarcane price.The provincial government had fixed the price of commodity at Rs250 per 40 kilograms.

The bench, with consent of the parties, adjourned further hearing of the case until December 15.Sindh’s 17 sugar mills have challenged the new price in a petition calling the price unviable for the millers.

The high court has restrained the government from taking any action against the petitioners.The controversy over the sugar cane price has been a regular feature of the crushing season for last several years.

The Sindh Cabinet in November decided to fix the minimum support price for sugarcane at Rs250 per 40 kilograms.The cabinet session also proposed beginning of crushing season by November 15.

Adviser to the CM on Agriculture, Manzoor Wassan also briefed the provincial cabinet on the support price of the wheat.

 

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