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FIA report on Sugar, wheat crisis: Top political families beneficiaries in mega scam


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

04th Apr, 2020. 10:21 pm
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FIA report on Sugar, wheat crisis: Top political families beneficiaries in mega scam
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Federal Investigation Agency has submitted the inquiry report on wheat and sugar crisis to the Prime Minister that includes names of top political families.

According to the details, the report states that the major cause of the wheat crisis is the lack of planning by the federal and provincial governments.

As per the reort, PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen benefited from the crisis, Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Khusro Bakhtiar’s brother, and Moonis Elahi’s companies profited the most from the sugar crisis.

The report said that Punjab Food Department  had started collecting wheat 20-22 days late due to which Punjab Food Department failed to manage Flour Mills.

The report states that Punjab Food Minister Samiullah Chaudhry is responsible for not taking steps in the Food Department in view of the situation, whereas the responsibility of getting less wheat in Sindh cannot be blamed on any individual. No decision has been made on the summary.

Strict Action will be taken against hoarders of wheat and sugar says PM

According to the report, Minister Qalandar Lodhi, Secretary Akbar Khan and Director Sadat Hussain are responsible for failing to meet wheat procurement targets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It should be remembered that a three-member committee headed by DGFIA Wajid Zia has investigated the wheat crisis in the country.

On the other hand, the report of sugar crisis was presented to the Prime Minister, the investigation report includes the names of several prominent political families.

According to the report presented to the Prime Minister, Jahangir Tareen has benefited the most from the sugar crisis.

At the same time, the report revealed that the decision to export sugar was not correct as the export of sugar has increased the prices in the country.

The report states that the Sugar Advisory Board failed to make timely decisions which led to a rise of Rs 16 per kg in sugar prices from December 2018 to June 2019 and no new tax was imposed during this period while the existing stock and the requirement is almost equal.

The report said that a slight gap would provide hoarders an opportunity to raise prices, so the government should allow sugar imports to eliminate this minor gap.

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