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Said Prime Minister Khan, who allowed sugar exports, was not named in the commission’s report

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KARACHI: Objection to call on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to record his statement before the sugar inquiry commission, Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had to face the investigation and not the CM.

Addressing a press conference with Sindh Barrister Murtaza Wahab’s government spokesman on Thursday, he pointed out that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant on accountability, Shahzad Akbar, had insisted on focusing on CM Sindh without mentioning Punjab CM Usman Buzdar, whose actual term was investigated by sugar inquiry commission. He added that the investigation period did not include the time when sugar was subsidized in Sindh.

Nasir highlighted that the commission’s report stated that the price of sugar had surged on the domestic market due to exports, adding that if prices were affected, exports should be stopped.

“Prime Minister Khan, who permits sugar exports, was not named in the commission’s report,” he said, adding that the prime minister must be investigated.

The minister claimed that whenever sugar was subsidized in Sindh, it was for the benefit of farmers, and added that in the past, it was subsidized because factories had abundant sugar. “The provincial government does not provide sugar subsidies to facilitate big fish, but only to help farmers and farmers.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2020.

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