LHC orders sugar mills to refrain from hoarding
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The Lahore High Court heard a set of intra court appeals seeking price determination of sugar on Thursday.
In its ruling, the court ordered all sugar mills including Tareen’s mills to refrain from hoarding sugar. It also stopped the concerned deputy commissioners from unlawfully taking sugar stock from the mills. It summoned lawyers representing the parties to the case for arguments on Oct 13.
Deputy Attorney General Asad Ali Bajwa represented the government in the court.
Justice Kareem remarked that the court never passed such an order which was against the law. He asked the institutes to take action according to law.
The counsel for the applicants told the bench that while disposing of appeals against fixing sugar price, the single bench had sent the matter to the concerned forum.
The petition stated that the decision of the single bench regarding disposing of the appeals against determination of sugar price was not according to the law and it should be declared null and void.
It was also prayed in the petition to hold the decision of the single bench in abeyance till the final verdict on the case.
Reporter Malik Ashraf