ISLAMABAD: To address the recurring sugar crisis in the country, the federal government has decided to set up a comprehensive system of monitoring sugar production, sales and taxes in 80 sugar mills across the country.
Official sources have revealed that the plan of self-monitoring of production and expenditure of sugar mills across the country has failed, after which the federal government has prepared a new plan and new strategy for monitoring of sugar mills.
Top official sources said that the FBR had issued SRO on September 21, 2020 for video surveillance system in Sugar Mills but it was not implemented. It was 2021 that passed but the system was not installed.
According to official sources, the cost of monitoring sugar production, sales and taxes in all 80 sugar mills across the country will be borne by the federal government itself. The modern monitoring system of sugar mills will cost Rs 350 million. It has been decided to get the final approval from the federal cabinet.
Sources said that a state-of-the-art video surveillance system will be set up in Sugar Mills with a central monitoring and control room set up in FBR.
According to sources, it has also been decided to give exemption from PAPRA rules for installation of modern monitoring system.
Official sources have confirmed that it has been decided to award the contract for the installation of the new monitoring system to a private company.