Govt forwards sugar subsidy case to NAB: Shahzad Akbar

Govt forwards sugar subsidy case to NAB: Shahzad Akbar

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Islamabad: Shahzad Akbar, the special assistant for the accountable prime minister, said Friday that the government has sent a sugar subsidy case to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to make the case logical.

Shahzad Akbar said at a press conference in Islamabad today that the government will act on sugar factories based on the law based on the report of the Sugar Industry Investigation Committee.

He said, “The Supreme Court has vacated stay order of Sindh High Court on the issue, the government will proceed into the matter.”

The special assistant added that government procedures include taking punitive actions against those responsible for the sugar crisis, reforming sugar policies and rationalizing sugar prices.

Shahzad Akbar insisted that relevant authorities will investigate the matter.

In response to a question, he said that a bag of 20 kg of wheat flour was available at Rs 860 in Punjab.

Earlier on June 20, Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to push the sugar case to a reasonable end.

When presiding over the core committee meeting held by the Islamic Revolutionary Organization in Islamabad, Prime Minister Islam stated that artificially increasing the price of sugar had a negative impact on the lives of ordinary people. He once said that the government led by PTI would take severe action against those who discovered the sugar crisis.

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