The government said on Wednesday that the urea prices had been restored to controlled rates of Rs1,768 per bag, following punitive measures taken in Punjab against price hike and increasing supplies to the province.

The pricing structure is being maintained in other provinces as well. The decision was announced during a meeting held with Industries and Production Minister Khusro Bakhtyar and Food Security Minister Fakhar Imam in the chair.

It was attended by the representatives of fertiliser manufacturers, provincial departments and senior officials of the Petroleum Division.

The forum was convened to supervise the urea supplies amid the Rabi season and reviewed the supply and stock position, and production targets of urea in the current month for the sowing season.

The meeting was informed that the pricing structure was being maintained in the provinces. It was told that the urea prices had been restored to control rates of Rs1768/bag by taking punitive measures in Punjab.