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PM vows to take actions against Racketeers over Sugar, Wheat Crisis

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Apr, 2020. 02:02 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to take action against those who are responsible for sugar and wheat price spike after he sees the detailed forensic report of the preliminary findings.

On Sunday he tweeted:

He said;


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.

Furthermore report says  PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen benefitted, Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Khusro Bakhtiar’s brother, and Moonis Elahi’s companies profited the most from the sugar crisis.

However 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.

Furthermore 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 made on the summary.

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.

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

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