ISLAMABAD - The Provincial Governments are reluctant to take any action against the profiteers and hoarders of sugar, as they have increased the price of the commodity to a record level of Rs 90 per kg and it is feared that it may go up to Rs 100 per kg. The Ministry of Industries and Production last week asked the provinces to immediately take action against the sugar mafia, as they are responsible for the skyrocketing prices of the commodity. However despite passing of five to six days, the Provincial Governments did not take action against them. According to the official figures of Federal Bureau of Statistics, the average price of commodity in the country is Rs 80 per kg, however it is a fact that FBS prices are much lower than the actual prices prevailing in the market, as it is around Rs 90 per kg at present. Market sources told TheNation that the price of the commodity could go up to Rs 100 per kg in the coming days if the Government did not take any action against the profiteers and hoarders. Due to higher prices in the open market, crowd on Utility Stores Corporation outlets has increased where commodity is available at Rs 55 per kg. Meanwhile, sources in the Ministry of Industries and Production said that there was no shortage of sugar in the country. According to the Ministrys figures, the stock position of sugar on 31st Aug was as follows; Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), 151,805 tons whereas the sugar mills have 536,326 tons of stock, while the imported 197,311 tons sugar of TCP will arrive during September and October whereas 320,000 tons of imported sugar of TCP will arrive till December. Thus, there will be a total stock of 1,205,000 tons sugar, which would be sufficient till December with the monthly consumption of 350,000 tons.