Sindh files complaint
Sindh government has lodged a complaint with the Competition
Commission of Pakistan (CCP) against leading fertiliser
companies, Dawn learnt from informed sources.
The provincial government has accused the companies of
It has been
stated in the complaint that at least two leading
fertiliser companies in Sindh pressurise buyers to
purchase a bag of DAP for four bags of urea.
anti-competitive practices in the province, hurting the
interests of the province and the farming community.
It has been stated in the complaint, filed last week by the
provincial ministry of agriculture, that at least two
leading fertiliser companies in Sindh pressurise buyers to
purchase a bag of DAP for four bags of urea. They decline to
serve those who
refuse to agree to tie deal.
It has been alleged that the practice has jacked up the
prices of urea in the province as distributors cover for
their expenses on DAP (that has low demand) by increasing
the price of urea widely used by cultivators in both Rabi
The commission has formed a committee to investigate the
complaint. The report will be finalised within 60 days.
Ali Nawaz Shah, the Sindh minister for agriculture, was busy
in the budget session and was not available for comments.