HIGH SUGAR PRICES: This is with reference to the editorial ‘Sugar prices’ (Sept 7). I believe high sugar prices would actually prove to be good for the country, as it will ensure less consumption of a commodity that is the cause of several health concerns. A sugar-heavy diet is linked to increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and poor dental health. If high prices result in reduction of sugar consumption, there will be fewer ailing and corpulent Pakistanis around.

Shakir Lakhani

DAWN, September 10, 2023