Sugar mills owners minted Rs140bn in one year: PM Imran
SARGODHA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the sugar price had been increased by 26 rupees a kilo in one year and the mill owners extracted 126 to 140 billion rupees from the pockets of people.
“The government conducted an inquiry through the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which submitted a startling report showing how the mill owners and powerful people had minted money by increasing price and tax evasion,” PM Imran said while talking to media persons in Sargodha.
He reiterated that there could be no two different sets of laws for the powerful and the poor as the destruction in a society had always been caused by the powerful elite.
On Apr 7, while responding to estranged Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen’s allegations, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar had said that nobody was being singled out in the crackdown on sugar satta cartel.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Shahzad Akbar had said the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had launched an investigation into the sugar crisis.