‘Govt. is making all efforts to control sugar prices,’ says Shahzad Akbar

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Apr, 2021. 02:20 pm
Shahzad Akbar

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Thursday said subsidy cases of sugar mills are being investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency to fix responsibility.

According to the details, while speaking at a news conference in Lahore, Shahzad Akbar said that those responsible for raising sugar prices are illegal profiteers. He said that money launderers are involved in making sugar expensive.

The Adviser said that during the investigation of FIA in Lahore and Karachi, the information obtained from bookies revealed several names.

The government has taken various actions on the report of the Sugar Inquiry Commission.

It is worth mentioning here that the Federal Investigation Agency on Wednesday filed two FIRs against Jahangir Tareen and two other family members in sugar scandal and money laundering charges.

FIA Lahore registered cases against CEO of JWD Sugar Mills, Jahangir Tareen, his son Ali Tareen and son-in-law in the sugar scam.

According to the FIR, “Over three billion rupees money laundering made by showing investment in a closed factory.”

The FIA also charged Tareen and others for illegal hoarding of sugar, misappropriation and cheating in the FIR.

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