PM awaits detailed reports about wheat, sugar crisis before taking action
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the resolve that no powerful lobby will be able to profiteer at the expense of our public.
In a tweet regarding inquiry reports on sugar and wheat crisis, the prime minister said he awaited detailed forensic reports now by the high-powered commission, which would come out on April 25, before taking action.
He said as promised preliminary reports into sudden price hikes of sugar and wheat had been released immediately without alteration and tampering.
“This is unprecedented in Pakistan’s history. Previous political leaderships, because of their vested interests and compromises, lacked moral courage to order and release such reports,” he said.
Talking to news persons in Sialkot on Sunday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said federal government’s relief package of 200 billion rupees was an effort to facilitate the poor people affected by lockdown.
She said steps were also being taken to ensure safety of health workers, doctors and provision of relief to daily wagers.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the prime minister had fulfilled his promise by making inquiry report on wheat and sugar crises public. She said appropriate action would be taken against the culprits in accordance with law and constitution of the country. She further said the PM had zero tolerance against corruption and accountability process would continue.