Two of four sugar brokers involved in price hike detained
Intelligence report identifies four brokers involved in sugar shortage and rate spike
The Lahore administration is tightening its noose around the sugar mafia as the authorities have issued detention orders of sugar brokers involved in the artificial hike in the price of the commodity, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Sources informed that the report, prepared by the sensitive agencies, has identified four big brokers who were involved in the price spike. Among them, two have already been taken into custody, sources added.
The house arrest orders of broker Shahzad Faisal, s/o Allah Rakha, r/o DHA Phase V, Lahore; and another broker Junaid Butt, s/o Riaz Butt, r/o Tauheed Park, Multan Road, Lahore have already been issued.
The house arrest order was issued under Section III of Public Ordinance, 1960 in the light of all documentary proofs.
A copy of house detention orders has been sent to the home department additional chief secretary, Lahore commissioner, Lahore CCPO, Punjab IG and IG Jails.
Reporter Rao Dilshad Hussain