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Murtaza Wahab accuses PM involved in Sugar crisis

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Jul, 2020. 03:55 pm
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Sindh Government Spokesperson and PPP Senator Murtaza Wahab alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan was involved in Sugar crisis.

According to the details, Senator Murtaza Wahab said that sugar export was not possible without approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Wahab said “Who will mitigate the loss of billions of rupees?,”

He also questioned the Prime Minister that why action was not taken into sugar and wheat crisis.

“PTI is the root cause of corruption in Pakistan,” said Murtaza Wahab, He added that word corruption could not be written without PTI.

“Whenever the PM took notice of anything that thing just disappeared ,” he further said.

“What action was taken against the mafias involved in sugar and wheat crisis?,” asked the Murtaza Wahab.

He further said that the PTI itself was supporting mafias in the country.

Earlier Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said that report of the Sugar Commission was made public as per the promise of Imran Khan.

While addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, Shahzad Akbar said that action is being taken against 156 people of the food department.

He revealed that about 60 to 70 government officials are directly involved with the mills, wheat was provided to 667 flour mills under government subsidy.

He said No commission has been made public before the Sugar Commission.

While referring to the stay order on the implementation of the sugar commission report by Sindh High Court, Shahzad Akbar said that after hearing the government’s stance, the Top court dismissed the restraining order. He said that Many measures were also recommended on the flour crisis. In the 2018 Ramadan package, wheat was released to the mills at the wheat subsidy rate. Out of 667, 149 flour mills were found involved in wheat theft.

Shahzad Akbar said that The theft of mills caused a loss of about Rs. 25 crores, out of which Anti-Corruption Punjab has deposited Rs. 19 crore in the treasury. Following the report of the Sugar Commission, each institution will take action under its own law, said Akbar.

Earlier The Supreme Court of Pakistan allowed the government to take action against the sugar mills. Apex Court has halted the implementation of the stay order of Sindh High Court.

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