Islamabad: Shahzad Akbar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of the Accountability and Interior Ministry and Chief of Asset Recovery Unit, said Thursday that today is a historic day for the country because no other government must Have the courage to form such a committee.
He said at a press conference that emphasized the contents of the report of the Sugar Industry Investigation Committee. In the past, neither such issues have been investigated, nor has any government had the courage to disclose the findings.
He said a sugar investigation committee was established to determine the reasons for the rise in sugar prices in the past few years. He said that the Prime Minister has established an investigation committee led by the FIA Wajid Zia (DG FIA Wajid Zia) and recommended a forensic audit of the matter. Mirza Shahzad Akbar said the committee provided a detailed report to the special cabinet meeting.
The special assistant said that in accordance with the order of the prime minister, the report will be made available online for anyone to read shortly.
Shahzad Akbar continued to say that the sugar advisory committee was established because the sugar price has been in a rising cycle from December 2018 to August 2019, where the sugar price has risen by 33%, according to the rupee The calculation is equivalent to 17 rupees per rupee. kg.
He said the report made it clear that the price paid by sugar mill owners to sugar cane growers was even lower than the support price. In addition, all sugar mills have reduced the weight of sugar cane by 15% to 30%.
Shahzad Akbar said the committee also found irregularities in paying farmers in advance in cash or commodities, similar to unregulated banking.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan also instructed all government advisers to declare assets to ensure transparency.