Sweet tooth

Friday, Feb 16, 2024

Even though diabetes is running rampant throughout the country, many Pakistanis continue to consume sugar in obscene amounts. Whenever you tell someone about something good that has happened to you, they immediately demand ‘mithai’. Then there is this custom of giving cakes to relatives and friends every now and then.

It’s mostly the rich and upper-middle class who do this, as the poor cannot afford to buy cakes that often. This excessive consumption of sugar by affluent Pakistanis is also responsible for the high prices of sugar and should be stopped.

Shakir Lakhani