Sugar scandal: Case lodged against Jahangir Tareen, son Ali Tareen

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

31st Mar, 2021. 01:32 pm
Jahangir Tareen

A case has been filed against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in wake of the sugar scandal.

As per the details, Jahangir Tareen’s family has been accused of doing a fraud of Rs 325 billion. Sources said that the amount was moved from Tareen’s company to his son-in-law’s paper factory.

The amount was then moved to the Tareen family’s accounts.

Moreover, a case has been filed against Tareen’s right-hand man Rana Naseem. Rana was allegedly involved in embezzlement while buying sugarcane.

Earlier last year, a new forensic report 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.

According to the report, 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.

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