LAHORE - Chairman Pakistan Sugar Mills Association Javed Kayani has greatly appreciated the decision taken by Ministry of Industries to direct Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) for the purchase of 200,000 tons of sugar at the prevailing market prices which are at the lowest ebb during the entire season. Javed Kayani said this step would enable the growers for sowing of wheat, Canola and Sunflower on time and will help to redress and mitigate their plight as they are greatly devastated during the recent floods and rains. He said due to surplus availability of sugar stocks the market has considerably gone down and the decision to take advantage by Senior Minister of Industries is a laudable step. This would greatly facilitate in disposing of sugar stocks which will remain available at a lower price to the Government for meeting with the needs of Utility Stores Corporation and to stabilize the prices in the domestic market. The industry would be able to start crushing season on time without waiting to exhaust the existing stocks and clean up outstanding loans from commercial banks to avail finances for the purchases of sugarcane for the next crushing season. Referring to exact time of crushing Chairman PSMA Javed Kayani said the moment tender appears in the newspaper and bids are ready for submission we shall be able to start immediately without wasting a single moment as we always take into account the welfare of sugarcane growers of the country.