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Pakistan’s sugar ‘mafia’ snares subsidies worth Rs 45 bn

Pakistan’s powerful sugar mafia – dominated by political heavyweights – gobbled up subsidies worth Rs.45 billion (US$407 million) during the crushing season in November and December last year, while declining to buy sugarcane from poor growers even at state notified prices. Instead of buying sugarcane from growers, millers got their crushing schedule delayed till late […]

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