Govt orders FIA, FBR, SECP to commence research against sugar plantations
The national government has ordered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to initiate a probe against sugar plantations depending on the Sugar Inquiry Commission report, Geo News reported.
The instructions to start an investigation come following the Sugar Inquiry Commission report published last month had laid bare some startling revelations concerning the way the costs of sugar have been mended, the way exports of this commodity have been faked to avail rebates on sales taxation, and also the way billions of rupees are overcharged by sugar manufacturers.
The national government further said that a study on the analysis ought to be filed within 90 days.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior, Shahzad Akbar, has written to the Senate of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Competition Commission of Pakistan and three states in this respect on the instructions of their prime minister.
Furthermore, the National Accountability Bureau was ordered to conduct a record of sugar plantations in the nation.
On June 10, while briefing the press about the actions accepted by the prime minister, Akbar had stated that the”glucose mafia” was quite potent and has links within sections but the government is dedicated to carrying the issue to its logical conclusion.
“The action plan was prepared in the light of recommendations provided by the inquiry commission,” he’d said, adding that”some people are appointed at the sugar scandal.”