Why Imran’s name not mentioned in sugar inquiry report: PPP

By: News Desk
Published: 03:59 PM, 28 May, 2020
Why Imran’s name not mentioned in sugar inquiry report: PPP
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Sindh government spokesperson Senator Murtaza Wahab on Thursday questioned why Prime Minister Imran Khan’s name wasn’t mentioned in the sugar inquiry report, as the export had been allowed by him which resulted in price hike.

Describing the decision to include Sindh government in the probe as motivated by ills intentions, the senator said remarked perhaps those too received subsidy on whose planes the prime minister used to travel. We can also opt for legal action over this report, Murtaza warned.

The spokesperson said the inquiry commission had clearly mentioned that there was enough evidence to say that the increase in price was caused by the sugar export, as he cited excerpts from the report.

Addressing a press conference, Murtaza said the report also stated that the federal government did nothing to stop market manipulation aimed at increasing the sugar price.

The people want to know on whose behest the export was allowed which resulted in price hike, he said and questioned whether the inquiry commission sent any letter to Imran on the issue.

The spokesperson said the report also mentioned that the provincial sugar advisory boards repeatedly raised the alarm over the price increase but the Centre did not pay any attention.

It is the federal government which making decisions about exports and imports, he said, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan gave permission for sugar export and hoarders took advantage of that.

About the Sindh government, Murtaza noted that the province had not given subsidy during the last three years. The last time it had been given, sugar was available for Rs53 per kg which later decreased to Rs51, which benefitted the farmers and the people, he added.