Ali Zaidi says the mafia behind the flour crisis will be exposed soon

ISLAMABAD: Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi said a commission formed to investigate the flour crisis will expose and take strict measures against the mafia involved in creating the threat across the country, ARY News reported Monday.

Ali Zaidi, while talking with the ARY News “Power Play” program, said Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to conduct a thorough investigation into the flour crisis and that the mafia will be exposed soon. The minister said he knew very well about the acquisition of wheat and sugar data from some people. Wheat may be smuggled into Afghanistan, which should stop, he added.

He said the first rule of government is responsibility and punishment. Zaidi said that federal cabinet members have made decisions after consulting and that good recommendations were always appreciated.

When asked about Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl’s statement (JUI-F), Zaidi raised the question of who had guaranteed Maulana Fazlur Rehman regarding the current government.

Read: JUI-F decides to distance itself from PML-N, PPP

He added that the sittings organized by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Maulana Fazlur Rehman have no similarities since PTI filed protests in the federal capital to demand the investigation of the manipulation of votes in four constituencies, but not overthrow the previous government . Zaidi said that the JUI-F launched its campaign to overthrow the current government.

The minister said he will raise the same question before Prime Minister Imran Khan at the next cabinet meeting regarding the guarantor of Maulana Fazl. He hit the leaders of the JUI-F, saying they were enraged in facing electoral defeat for the first time.

Read: Ali Zaidi discusses the court order in JIT reports with Prime Minister Imran Khan

Commenting on the cases against the former finance minister, Zaidi said the World Bank had already admitted in 1999 that Ishaq Dar was involved in setting economic statistics. The minister added that the Pakistan Nawaz Muslim League (PML-N) had artificially maintained the value of the rupee and brought no increase in exports.

Responding to a question, Zaidi said he thought taxes would have been received from the financial advisor and the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) if they are receiving wages.

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Bet on the mafia behind the flour crisis, reveals a report

ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough in investigations against the elements involved in the current wheat crisis, important institutions said the betting mafia is supposedly behind the entire episode, ARY News reported.

According to sources, important institutions, in their report presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan, said the betting mafia played a vital role in creating artificial flour shortages in the country.

مصنوعی مہنگائی کرنے والے عناصر کون؟

مصنوعی مہنگائی کرنے والے عناصر کون؟ حالیہ گندم بحران میں سٹہ مافیا کے سرگرم ہونے کا انکشاف – وزیراعظم عمران خان کو اہم حقائق کی رپورٹ پیش کردی گئی – وزیراعظم کو یہ رپورٹ اہم اداروں کی جانب سے پیش کی گئی – وزیراعطم نے سٹہ مافیا کیخلاف تحقیقات کا حکم دے دیا # ARYNews

Published by ARY News on Monday, February 10, 2020

Taking advantage of the wheat crisis, the betting mafia largely bleached their black money, the report adds.

Taking note of the report, Prime Minister Imran ordered a large-scale investigation against the mafia, sources said and added that important decisions are expected in this regard at the next federal cabinet meeting.

Read more: A three-member committee was formed under DG-FIA to investigate the wheat crisis

Earlier on January 22, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the formulation of a research body to investigate the recent shortage of wheat in the country.

Sources aware of the development revealed that the committee responsible for addressing the issue will thoroughly examine the recent wheat crisis and deliver a formal report on the matter to the prime minister.

The three-member committee under the leadership of the Director General of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (DG-FIA) will also include a member of the Punjab anti-corruption office and the Information Branch (IB) each.

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‘PM will present the names of those responsible for the flour crisis’

ISLAMABAD: The special advisor to the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs, Usman Dar, said Wednesday that measures will be taken against those responsible for the flour crisis in the country if the committee formed to investigate the matter appoints him, reported ARY NEWS.

Speaking during the ARY NEWS “Off The Record” program, he said that a committee was formed to identify the culprits involved in the emergence of the flour crisis and that it is a right of the masses that government affairs be made public.


“Prime Minister [Imran Khan] will announce the names of those responsible for the flour crisis in the country, “he announced.

Dar, however, regretted that the opposition parties made policy on the issue instead of resolving it during the time of crisis.

In response to the comments of the Minister of Railways to know about the mafia behind the flour crisis, the adviser said that if he had known the names, he would have transmitted it immediately to the prime minister.

He said that the federal government resolved the flour crisis in the country and that anyone within the PTI ranks would suffer the consequences if taxpayers’ money was enjoyed.

Read more: Decline of the government sealed by the NAB looted in Sindh province in the middle of a flour crisis

Usman Dar said they have been elected for five years and will complete their term, leaving a better economic condition for the country.

“We will not save any kind of mafias, but we will need some time to deal with the problems,” he said, saying he is representing the prime minister.

He also said that although Jahangir Tareen has played a role in drafting agricultural policy, he must obtain the consent of the federal cabinet.

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CM Buzdar removes assistant commissioner over flour disaster in Jaranwala

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday carried out raids at numerous sale factors of flour in Jaranwala.   

Upon the complaints of native individuals about scarcity of flour inventory, CM Buzdar took an motion and suspended officers of provincial meals division moreover making an assistant commissioner as OSD.

Later, speaking to newsmen, the chief Minister stated there may be sufficient inventory of flour with the Punjab authorities and flour is accessible in any respect sale factors on the official fastened costs, Radio Pakistan reported.

He directed the officers involved to extend variety of sale factors within the metropolis to make sure provision of flour to the citizen on the official charges.

CM Buzdar additionally visited the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Jaranwala and reviewed the amenities being offered to the sufferers.

Learn Extra: Firdous says adverse propaganda being made concerning flour costs

Earlier within the day, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Info and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan, had stated some parts have continued adverse propaganda concerning flour costs and provides.

Firdous Ashiq Awan, whereas addressing a press convention in Sialkot at this time, had stated she had been given the duty to take care of the matter associated to the unreal disaster of flour in Punjab. She was of the view that it’s essential to cease adverse propaganda. Sindh authorities had not bought wheat on time.

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Sindh to resolve flour disaster by Wednesday: Murad Ali Shah

KARACHI: The federal government will overcome the wheat flour disaster in Sindh by Tuesday or Wednesday, citing Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah, ARY Information reported on Sunday.

Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Providers Company (PASSCO) had allotted 3,00,000 tons of wheat to Sindh, which is being transported from Punjab and Balochistan, the chief minister stated.

The wheat provide to the province was delayed resulting from latest items transport strike, Shah clarified.

Speaking on the difficulty, chief minister stated that 70,000 baggage of wheat have been transported to Karachi, whereas 50,000 baggage will attain tomorrow.

“The Authorities of Sindh has signed an settlement with the Nationwide Logistic Cell (NLC) and 200 automobiles of the NLC getting used for transportation of wheat to Sindh,” Shah stated.

The wheat is being equipped to the flour mills in Karachi and Hyderabad, he added.

The chief minister has additionally directed the deputy commissioners of all districts to regulate the costs of wheat flour of their respective districts.

In line with flour mills homeowners, latest items transport strike induced disruption in provide of wheat to the mills. “Disturbance in provide of wheat to mills resulting from transport strike has induced hike within the value,” flour mills sources stated.

The Authorities of Sindh has fastened Rs 43 per kilogram ex-mill value of the wheat flour and ordered authorized motion towards the profiteers.

It’s to be talked about right here that the wheat flour is being bought at Rs 62 to 68 per kilogram within the province.

In line with sources, the flour was being bought at Rs 52 to 56 per kilogram in Karachi two weeks in the past.

Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Ismail Rahoo, has clarified that Sindh have 3.5 Lac tons of wheat in inventory at Larkana, Sukkur and Thatta areas.

The worth hike difficulty is predicted to be resolved by Tuesday or Wednesday, he added.

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Firdous says adverse propaganda being made relating to flour costs

Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Info and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan, mentioned some components have continued adverse propaganda relating to flour costs and provides, ARY Information reported on Sunday.

Firdous Ashiq Awan, whereas addressing a press convention in Sialkot as we speak, mentioned she has been given the duty to take care of the matter associated to the factitious disaster of flour in Punjab. She was of the view that it’s essential to cease adverse propaganda. Sindh authorities has not bought wheat on time.

“It’s the federal authorities’s duty to offer meals throughout the nation. Sindh authorities confirmed negligence over wheat provides regardless of the federal authorities took the choice to offer 400,000 tons of wheat to Sindh out of which the province took 100,000 tons to date. It’s the failure of Sindh authorities to provide wheat to its flour mills.

Learn: Hike in flour costs: PM Imran orders crackdown on hoarders, profiteers

“Over directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a quick monitor mechanism is being launched and a helpline is established in opposition to the factitious disaster of flour. Furthermore, strict motion in opposition to accountable individuals who’re rising costs is required. We are going to cut back flour costs via sale factors and Punjab authorities additionally initiated crackdowns in opposition to the promoting of flour on elevated charges.”

The federal authorities is offering subsidy on flour to 815 mills, whereas, the homeowners are wanted to cease promoting of flour on elevated charges, mentioned Awan, including that motion will probably be taken over promoting 20-kilogram flour sack for greater than Rs805.

“PM Imran Khan has mentioned to take strict motion in opposition to hoarders and profiteers,” mentioned the particular assistant.

“Some components are giving a misunderstanding that the current authorities wouldn’t full its time period. I’m giving them a transparent message that the present authorities and its coalition companions will full its five-year tenure. The federal government and its coalition companions are on the identical web page for the prosperity and growth of the nationals.”

Learn: No respite from inflation as ghee, oil, flour costs go up

“Authorities is in talks with coalition events together with Muttahida Qaumi Motion Pakistan (MQM-P) and we are going to give excellent news quickly. The implementation of PM’s Rs162 billion bundle for Karachi has commenced.”

“Punjab residents had beforehand skilled political actors within the face of rulers. These focusing on Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar are not directly focusing on PM Imran Khan. Punjab authorities is working effectively for offering aid to its residents. CM Buzdar and its staff will full its 5-year time period.”

Commenting over the nationwide economic system, Awan mentioned that the previous authorities had been chargeable for artificially controlling the US greenback charges. The current authorities has prevented the nationwide economic system from chapter.

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