ISLAMABAD - The federal as well as the provincial governments resolved here on Thursday to become party with the sugar millers in the latters appeal before the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the Lahore High Court orders to sell sugar at Rs 40 per kg. Consequent upon the apex courts upholding the LHC order, the Prime Minister summoned the provincial Chief Ministers, concerned federal ministers, and other relevant outfits of the state to handle the sugar imbroglio. The meeting unanimously decided that Honourable Bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan would approached by the Federation and all the four provinces (collectively), stated a press release issued by the Prime Ministers staff after the meeting. Sources privy to the meeting told TheNation that the four provinces have apprised the meeting, with the Prime Minister in the chair, that they were unable to ensure the sale of sugar at the price allowed by the LHC. Therefore, the federation and the federating units were left with no option but to approach the apex court in a bid to appeal against LHC decision upheld by the Supreme Court, the sources added. Earlier the statement added that the federal and the provincial governments would apprise the apex court of the true state of affairs. It further stated that circumstances on the ground culminated in the decision arrived at by the government of Pakistan in conjunction with the provincial governments while fixing the sugar price, which had escalated disproportionately and was on the rise. The meeting further resolved that the difficulties would be specifically highlighted towards the implementation of the decision of the Lahore High Court. The meeting decided that to provide adequate and uninterrupted supply of sugar on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, immediate remedial steps would be required for which appropriate application is being submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 18, 2009. Other than Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah those attended the meeting include Shaukat Fayaz Ahmad Tarin, Minister for Finance; Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Petroleum; Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Minister for Food & Agriculture; Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Minister for Industries and Production; Muhammad Afzal Sandhu, Minister of State for Law and Justice; Sardar Latif Khosa, Attorney General of Pakistan; Naeem Kamran, Minister for Food Punjab; Muhammad Shuja Khan, Minister for Food NWFP; Ali Madad Jatak, Minister for Food Balochistan; Chief Secretaries of all the four provinces; Secretaries of Commerce, Finance, Food & Agriculture, Industries and Law; Secretary, Food Sindh; Secretary, Industries Punjab; Secretary, Food Punjab; Khawaja Haris, Advocate; Chairman, TCP and Managing Director, Utility Stores Corporation.