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IHC orders ministers to submit responses in plea over wheat crisis

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Mar, 2020. 12:47 pm
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IHC winds up

Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to submit their response in a petition seeking formation of a judicial commission for investigation into the wheat crisis.

IHC’s Justice Aamer Farooq presided over the hearing of the petition that has pleaded with the court to constitute an independent judicial commission to probe the matter, and contended that Prominent PTI leader and business magnate Jahangir Khan Tareen had played an important role in formation of agricultural policy and food security.

Tareen also made respondent in the petition filed by a citizen Muhammad Tahir.

“The matter is critically important, and so constituting a judicial commission is essential,” advocate Tariq Asad representing the case told the court, adding that those who were responsible for the wheat crises should be dealt in accordance with the Law.

The judge told the petitioner to wait for the respondents’ answer till further proceedings in the case.

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