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Sugar scandal: Cases to be registered under criminal law: Shehzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant for Accountability Shehzad Akbar has said that cases will be registered against those involved in the sugar scandal under criminal law.

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According to details, Special Assistant for Accountability Shehzad Akbar, during a press conference in the federal capital Islamabad said that the Prime Minister approved the recommendations of the Sugar Commission.

Shehzad Akbar said that cases would be registered against those involved in the sugar scandal under criminal law.

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During the press conference, the special assistant said that in the case of sugar, a subsidy of Rs 29 billion was revealed in five years, and it was proved in the forensics that sugarcane growers are paid less.

Read more: PM Imran Khan: An important meeting was called on the Sugar crisis today.

Shehzad Akbar said that in the light of the recommendations of the Sugar Commission, the recovery work will now be done, some cases have been sent to the SECP and FBR, NAB and FIA will also look into the matter.

The Special Assistant for Accountability said that the action plan was prepared in the light of the recommendations of the Sugar Commission. The subsidy given in five years is out of line with the rules and regulations.

He said that a committee headed by Hamad Azhar would work to determine the prices of sugar. There is a big difference between the price fixed by the commission and the current price of sugar.

Shehzad Akbar further said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan was threatened on the issue of the Sugar Commission.

On the other hand, the Sugar Mills Association, including Jahangir Tareen, has challenged the report of the Commission of Inquiry in the Islamabad High Court on the rise in sugar prices and has asked the government to quash the report and prevent possible action.

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