Khattak breaks his silence by blasting Tareen over sugar scam

By: News Desk      Published: 02:24 PM, 3 Nov, 2020
Khattak breaks his silence by blasting Tareen over sugar scam

Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, who has seemingly been in hibernation for a very long period, broke his silence with a hard-hitting statement against once untouchable PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, saying that he had run away to London after his name surfaced in the sugar scam, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

This criticism of Tareen also went viral on social media as Khattak, who was addressing a gathering in home district of Nowshera, blasted the former closest aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Khattak, who was speaking in Pashto, said Tareen had arranged planes and spent a huge amount of money but then fled the country after he was nominated in the sugar theft.

The reports presented by an inquiry commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had revealed that the sugar mafia was involved in profiteering and there were solid evidence of Tareen-owned JDW Group in the entire episode.

Moreover, the inquiry commission had summoned him for the probe but he didn’t appear in person as he is in London for the last several months.

The latest remarks as several PTI lawmakers have been critical of their government of alarming inflation and the repeated approval of increasing the prices of the medicines in the country.

When summoned by the FIA, Tareen in a reply submitted in September had claimed that none of the queries and concerns raised in the call-up notices were an offence under the schedule of the FIA Act 1974.

“No offence has ever been committed by his company (JDW) or by me and no proof of any such offence has been brought forth either by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) or the Combined Investigation Team (CIT). In-fact none of the queries and concerns raised in the call-up notices make out any offence under the schedule of the FIA Act, 1974.”