National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to launch an investigation into Pakistan’s flour and sugar crises. The approval for the investigation was granted during a meeting of the bureau’s executive board on Tuesday. All aspects of the flour and sugar crises will be investigated, the bureau said in a statement.
A serious case of sugar shortage has emerged in Pakistan as the country stumbles amid a wheat crisis that has jacked up prices of roti. During the incumbent government’s 15 months, sugar prices shot up as high as Rs64 a kilo. However, over the past week, the wholesale rate rose from Rs64 to Rs74 per kg, due to which an acute shortage has surfaced in the country.