Asad Umar to appear before sugar probe commission today

Asad Umar to appear before sugar probe commission today


Islamabad: Federal Minister of Planning and Development Assad Umar will appear in court today (Tuesday) before an investigation committee set up to investigate the sugar crisis in Pakistan.

The commission of inquiry has summoned Asad Umar to attend today’s (Tuesday) meeting to record his statement and answer questions related to sugar exports and subsidies.

Asad Umar will inform the Commission of Inquiry of the Economic Coordination Committee’s (ECC) decision on sugar export and subsidies.

The source said that Asad Umar expressed his wish to participate in the sugar investigation committee to record his statement.

Earlier on Monday, Asad Umar said that the investigation committee investigating the sugar crisis should call him instead of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Asad Umar said in a tweet: “Shahid Khaqan Abbasi asked me and Prime Minister Imran Khan to be summoned by the Sugar Investigation Committee” .

He added that the decision was made by the Cabinet on the recommendation of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), so he should be called to answer the committee ’s questions, not the prime minister.

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