PM decides to remove top officials from CCP

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Apr, 2020. 04:36 pm
Dr Firdous

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Prime Minster Imran Khan’s Special Assistant for Information and Broadcasting said Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) will be revived and restructured for better performance.

She was addressing a press conference in Islamabad.

She said that Prime Minister has decided to remove top officials of the CCP for their involvement in corrupt practices.

Dr Firdous highlighted the prime minister has directed that those people who on senior positions in the CCP and “match-fixing” by helping mill owners be removed from their positions.

She pointed out that the PM has also decided to constitute an inquiry commission on power sector.

On the other hand,  The federal cabinet approved to make public the inquiry report related to the power sector.

The decision taken during the cabinet meeting held in Islamabad. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet.

Report to made public on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The PM has expressed the resolve that no powerful lobby will be able to profiteer at the expense of public money.

Inquiry committees tasked to probe sugar

Earlier, the reports of the inquiry committees tasked to probe sugar and wheat crises in the country made public on the directives of the prime minister.

Moreover The PM had constituted two high-powered committees under Director General Federal Investigation Agency and comprising a senior officer of Intelligence Bureau and DG Anti Corruption Establishment Punjab to investigate the causes behind the crises and price hike of the said commodities.

After the formation of the said committees, the prime minister had repeatedly resolved to expose and penalize those found responsible for the sugar and wheat crises to avoid the recurrence of such acts.

Report

A new forensic report has revealed that Jahangir Khan Tareen’s group among those responsible for the losses incurred by the 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.

However Makhdoom Omar Shehryar’s power plant — attached to the RYK Sugar Mills — also ran on bagasse and earned Rs 1 bn in profits.

Meanwhile, the power plant belonging to Salman Shahbaz’s Chiniot Sugar Mills earned a sum of Rs 1.33 billion.

The committee pointed out that Pakistanis being provided electricity at the most expensive rate in the region. It said that private companies provided false oil statistics to secure better tariffs. In accordance with the power policy of 1994, 16 private companies invested Rs 50.80bn and to date, have earned a profit of Rs 415 bn. The committee further said that investors of these private companies paid 22 times the profit to their business partners.

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