ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has decided to send cases against those responsible for the Sugar crisis to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
A special meeting of the Federal Cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Sugar Crisis was presented. In the meeting, the Cabinet decided to make public the report of Sugar Inquiry Commission. And it has decided to send it to the FIA. In addition, the cabinet has decided to implement the conflict of interest law soon.
Decides to set up criminal cases against sugar mills
According to sources, the cabinet has decided to set up criminal cases against the sugar mills involved in tax evasion and further investigation into the flour crisis report.
Cabinet decides to implement conflict of interest law immediately;
According to sources, the cabinet members said that the business of personalities in the government leads to conflict of interest, on which Food Security Minister Syed Fakhr Imam proposed to implement the law of conflict of interest. It has been decided to implement the law immediately.
PM orders disclosure of assets to cabinet advisers and special assistants
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the advisers and special assistants in the cabinet to disclose their assets and said that all the special advisers and special assistants should declare their assets in the cabinet division immediately.
The report of the commission also held other regulators including SECP responsible. The commission of inquiry audited 9 sugar mills while the competitive commission failed to regulate sugar prices. Sugar mills abused farmers. And the damage was done, the sugar mills bought sugarcane from the farmers at less than the support price, the mills bought sugarcane from the farmers on raw slips.
This is a historic day in the political and governmental history of Pakistan, said Information Minister Shibli Faraz
Information Minister Shibli Faraz said that this is a historic day in the political and governmental history of Pakistan. The Prime Minister conducted a forensic audit of the Sugar crisis report. Such crises have been coming to this country before. Earlier commissions were formed but not further. Growing up, we have to expose the mafia that sucked the blood of the poor in the country and harmed the country, change the government’s manifesto and expose the mafia.
As long as Imran Khan is the Prime Minister, no one can rob the people, Shahbaz Gul
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Shahbaz Gul said in a tweet that it has been decided in the cabinet meeting that as long as Imran Khan is the Prime Minister, no one can rob the people. Gone are the days when the Prime Minister and the Cabinet used to take joint enemy measures. Despite this, the captain stood firm for the poor today.
It should be noted that the FIA had completed a forensic audit of the Sugar scandal in which billions of rupees in tax fraud have been revealed and it has been stated that the sugar mafia is associated with all major political parties.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had set up an inquiry committee headed by DG FIA Wajid Zia on the sugar crisis in the country. According to its report, a senior leader of the ruling party PTI Jahangir Tareen has benefited the most from the sugar crisis. Raised Rs 56 crore in subsidy while a relative of Federal Minister Khusro Bakhtiar earned Rs 45 crore from the flour and sugar crisis.