NAB summons another Punjab minister in sugar scandal case

By: News Desk      Published: 12:22 PM, 22 Apr, 2021
NAB summons another Punjab minister in sugar scandal case
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned another figure from the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in a sugar scandal reference, and this time Punjab Minister for Irrigation Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari has been asked to appear at NAB’s Rawalpindi office on May 4, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday. 

Quoting sources, the TV channel reported that NAB’s combined investigation team will interrogate the Punjab minister

Leghari has also been asked to bring with him the record of subsidy given to the sugar sector in 2018-19. 

Besides that he had also been directed to give to the Bureau reasons for the permission granted for the export of sugar, the sources disclosed.   

The NAB officials had last week visited the cane commissioner and chief secretary offices to obtain the relevant record. 

Similarly, the provincial minister has also been asked to tell the anti-corruption watchdog how much subsidy has been granted to the sugar mills’ owners in Punjab.  

The NAB is investigating the sugar scandal under the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2010. 

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Rawalpindi has already summoned Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce and Investment Mian Aslam Iqbal and former Punjab minister for food Samiullah Chaudhry in sugar scandal case on May 4.

Reporter Usman Khan