ISLAMABAD The Government has failed to implement its own decision regarding imposing a ban on the export of sugar and gur to other countries, which is creating domestic shortage and thus resulting into higher prices of the commodities in the country, it has been learnt on Tuesday. The Federal Cabinet imposed a ban on the export of sugar and gur a year ago in order to make sure the domestic availability of the commodities, however the Government has failed to implement its own decision, said an official of the Ministry of Industries and Production while talking to TheNation. It is worth mentioning here that huge quantities of sugar and gur are being exported to neighbouring country Afghanistan every day, besides smuggling of these items. The Ministerial Committee on Sugar headed by Federal Minister for Industries & Production Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, in its meeting on Thursday last, expressed concerns over the smuggling of sugar and gur and it also stressed the need for strict implementation of ban on export of the said commodities to check its illegal trade (smuggling). Sources told TheNation that Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) for the last few months had been demanding of the Government to implement its decision regarding imposing ban on gurs export, however the Government was reluctant to do so. PSMA had also raised the said problem in the last meeting on sugar held Thursday last. If Government implements its own decision of imposing ban on export of gur and sugar, the country could save 100,000 tonnes of sugar, which would save million of rupees to be spent on its import, Iskandar Khan, Chairman PSMA, said while talking to TheNation when contacted. He was of the view if the Government imposed a ban on the export of these two commodities, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) could accumulate Rs 740 million through taxes. He demanded of the Government to implement its decision in letter and spirit.