ISLAMABAD The sugar prices could accelerate to Rs 100 from Rs 90 per kg in open market in the coming days, as Sasta Bazars (subsidised markets) are going to dysfunctional after Ramazan, where the commodity was available at Rs 61 per kg, TheNation learnt on Friday. Sugar mafia has already enhanced the commodity prices up to Rs 90 per kg without any fear of the authorities concern. However, market sources believe that it could go to Rs 100 per kg in the upcoming days, as the facility of subsidised rate of Rs 61 per kg would end after Ramazan and the masses would have to purchase it now from the open market. The Ministerial Committee on Sugar in July had decided that the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) would arrange one lakh tons of sugar for Sasta Bazars in Ramazan. It is worth mentioning here that the sugar prices increased by Rs 20 per kg in the open market in the holy month of Ramazan, as its prices were around Rs 70 per kg before a month. On the other hand Federal Government had asked the provinces to take action against the hoarders and profiteers of the sugar, as they are behind the sky rocketing prices of the commodity. However, provincial governments so far are reluctant to take any action against them and due to this reason, the sugar mafia is exploiting the situation. According to the data available with TheNation, there is no shortage of commodity in the country, due to which the prices could accelerate, as it is just due to the stubborn move of the sugar mafia. According to the official figures, TCP has 151,805 tons stock whereas the sugar mills have 536,326 tons of stock, according to the data provided by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). 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. On the other hand, sugar millers blamed the flash floods for the high commodity prices. According to them, the damaged roads infrastructure is creating problems for transporting the commodity in the country.