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SC rejects gov’s plea to stop execute SIC recommendations


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd July, 2020
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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the plea of the federal government to stop the implementation on the recommendations of the Sugar Inquiry Committee (SIC).

According to the details, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heading the three-member bench heard the case today on the plea filed against the Sindh High Court’s decision which had stopped the government from taking action against sugar mill owners held responsible for the sugar price hike earlier this year.

In today’s proceedings, the government’s lawyers asked the court to see whether the commission was impartial and also heard the stance of the sugar mill owners.

The chief justice questioned as to how the SIC report can impact the mill owners.

CJP added that the situation caused by the government itself as it opens an inquiry which leads to court cases.

The CJP then remarked that so far no action has been taken against any sugar mill.

Justice Ahsan said that according to the SIC report the sugar mills owners were not heard, adding that their rights will be protected.

After the arguments, the top court turned down the government’s plea against barring action on the SIC report and adjourned the case until July 14.

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