ISLAMABAD Despite the governments tall claims of controlling the sugar price, it continued its upward journey showing over two percent increase only in seven days period. According to the official figures of Federal Bureau of Statistics released on Monday, the highest sugar prices (Rs 71 per kg) recorded here in the Federal Capital, while in other cities, the commodity price was noted at Rs 68 per kg. However, according to the market sources, the sugar prices are fluctuating in the range of Rs 70 to Rs 75 per kg in different parts of the country. On the other hand, several meetings of governments officials were held during the last few weeks on sugar prices, however, it brought more worries for the masses instead of providing some relief. Most recently the ministerial committee on sugar had increased the commodity prices at Utility Stores Corporations outlets by Rs 10 per kg. According to the data, the sugar prices are up by 2.16 percent on weekly basis, while it surged by 38 percent on yearly basis. Meanwhile, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics figures, the inflation based on sensitive price surged to 15.20 percent during the last week over the same period of last year. The SPI based inflation for the lowest income group earning up to Rs3,000 per month was noted at 13.99 percent, for the income group (Rs3,001 to Rs5,000) 14.26 percent, and it rose by 14.67 percent for the group earning Rs5,001 to Rs12,000 per month). The maximum impact of SPI increase during the last one year has been observed for the high-income group earning more than Rs12,001 per month, which rose by 15.90 percent. The inflation increased by 0.74 percent for the low income group during the week under review against the previous week, while the inflation increased by 0.77 percent for the income group (Rs3001- Rs5,000), and it rose by 0.80 percent for the group earning Rs5,001- Rs12,000 per month). The SPI increased by 0.74 percent for the higher income group earning more than Rs12,000 per month. Out of the sample of 53 kitchen items prices collected from 25 urban centres, 22 items showed increase in prices, 6 items registered decline and the prices of 25 items remained unchanged as compared to the previous week.