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Chairman NAB Approves investigation into wheat and sugar scandal

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Apr, 2020. 02:37 pm
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Chairman NAB Approves

Chairman NAB Justice retired Javed Iqbal  approved investigation into wheat and sugar scandal. As per details, NAB Executive Board meeting held today in the federal capital. In the meeting Chairman NAB approves for investigation into wheat and sugar scandal.

Chairman NAB Approves to thoroughly investigate into alleged smuggling of wheat and sugar and subsidies to the sectors.

NAB spokesperson, yesterday, had said that, sugar and wheat crisis is a prime mega scandal and anti-graft watchdog will not remain silent into the scam of billions of rupees.

Let it be known that the federal government earlier this month had made public reports of a high-level inquiry into the sugar and wheat crises that had hit the people hard across the country in January.

Earlier Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general Wajid Zia, leading two teams carried out a probe into the crises and prepapred their reports to the Prime Minister upon completion for perusal.

Prime Minister Khan went through the report before these made public.

The report revealed Imran Khan’s close associate Jahangir Khan Tareen, a brother of Food Minister Khusro Bakhtiyar, and PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi among the beneficiaries of the sugar crisis which took a serious toll on the people, especially the poor.

Prime Minister Imran Khan promised for legal action against those responsible for the sugar and wheat price hike after detailed forensic reports.

Afterwards in a new forensic report Jahangir Tareen’s group also found involved in affecting power sector.

Inquiry committee formed to probe the alleged minting of billions of rupees by Independent Power Plants (IPPs) in its report said Tareen’s group earned Rs3.85 billion through two power plants — JDW two and three, these plants used to work on bagasse.

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