Karachi: Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has refused to appear before the sugar inquiry commission.
In a letter from the General Secretary of Sindh to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wajid Zia, the FIA was asked to retrieve the summons issued to the CM in Sindh.
“The Sindh government had nothing to do with the subsidy on sugar and price hike”, the letter reads and adds that decision to export sugar was of federal government not Sindh.
AG Sindh said the subpoena clearly violated the regulations of the Ministry of the Interior.
It is worth mentioning here that the investigation committee set up to investigate the sugar crisis convened the chief minister of Sindh, Said Murad Ali Shah, to record his statement on May 14 (today).
What needs to be mentioned here is that the Sugar Investigation Committee led by the Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia is investigating the country’s sugar crisis from 2018 to 2020.
Usman Buzdar, the chief minister of Punjab, had recorded his statement before the Sugar Investigation Committee investigated the sugar crisis in Pakistan.
The source said that Buzdal responded to the Committee’s inquiries about sugar export subsidies.