FIA summons Jahangir Tareen in Sugar Mills Inquiry case

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen in the Sugar Mills Inquiry case on 19th September.

Along with his son, Ali Khan Tareen, Jahangir Tareen will be probed in the sugar scandal.   Earlier on 2nd September, the Supreme Court suspended Sindh High Court’s decision to revokeSugar Inquiry Commission and its report. The court had issued notices to the sugar mills owners and sought their response in this regard.

Earlier, the federal government challenged the SHC verdict of 17th August the top court. The appeal stated that a notification for setting up the commission was issued under the law.

It further said the commission conducted an only fact-finding inquiry and it could not be quashed merely on the basis of suspicion. In its verdict, the high court had nullified the sugar inquiry commission and its report.

The SHC had revoked the sugar inquiry commission and its report and ordered authorities concerned to conduct a transparent inquiry into the issue.

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On 30th May, the federal government had made public a report of the Sugar Inquiry Commission and it was uploaded on the Press Information Department (PID) website.

The report had found many top politicians among the beneficiaries including Shehbaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen, Khusro Bakhtiar, Moonis Elahi and Asif Ali Zardari. The government ordered to take action against sugar mill owners who approached SHC which stopped government from taking any further action.

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