Sugar disaster: Jahangir Tareen says doesn’t object to audit of mills, questions standards


Sugar disaster: Jahangir Tareen says doesn’t object to audit of mills, questions standards

PTI senior chief Jahangir Tareen voiced questions relating to the factors behind the audit of his 9 sugar mills and the choice course of by the committee fashioned to probe the sugar disaster upon Prime Minister Imran Khan’s orders.

The PTI chief mentioned that he doesn’t object to the audit of his sugar mills underneath the committee.

“Will the commission discover the reality behind all the sugar mills in Pakistan after conducting an audit of the nine mills?” mentioned the businessman.

The PTI senior chief reportedly had a fallout with Prime Minister Imran Khan after a Federal Investigation Agency’s report on the sugar disaster named him, together with Khusro Bakhtiar’s brother, as individuals who benefitted essentially the most from the episode.

Following the investigation into the value hike that got here underneath the premier’s radar again in February, the report stirred up a storm for some prime ministers and PTI leaders.

Despite a heavy shuffling within the federal cupboard, together with a change in portfolio of meals safety minister Khusro Bakhtiar, President Arif Alvi had mentioned that the PTI authorities isn’t in troubled waters.

The prime minister and the president each put their weight behind the detailed forensic report, with the previous threatening strict motion towards profiteers.

“I await the detailed forensic reports now by the high-powered commission, which will come out on 25 April, before taking action,” the prime minister had mentioned.

Tareen had responded to the revelations made within the report, saying he would problem the committee investigating the sugar and wheat crises if it held him accountable.

Tareen, PTI’s former normal secretary, mentioned that out of the Rs3bn subsidy to the sugar mills, Rs2.5bn got when the PML-N was in energy.

In an earlier tweet, Tareen offered explaination on the disaster.

Earlier, a report by the FIA had claimed that prime PTI members had been amongst those that gained from the current sugar disaster within the nation. Among the folks named had been Jahangir Khan Tareen and Bakhtiar’s brother.

The report additionally claimed that the businesses belonging to Moonis Elahi profited from the sugar disaster. Elahi is Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s son and a key member of the PML-Q, an ally of the ruling get together.

The doc didn’t point out underneath whose affect the federal government of Punjab had issued the subsidies to sugar mills or why the Economic Coordination Council (ECC) had permitted the choice to export sugar.