KARACHI: Pakistani leaders Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to form a special sugar inquiry committee for Sindh and impose financial emergencies in the province.
Opposition Leader at the Sindh Firdous Assembly Shamim Naqvi, during a speech at a press conference at Insaf House, the party secretariat in Karachi, said that 18 of the 38 sugar factories in Sindh belonged to former president and the People’s Party of Pakistan (PPP) supremo Asif Ali Zardari and the Omni Group .
“After 2005, all sugar mills were sold to the same buyer in Sindh,” he said.
He said that in his current tenure, the PM did not provide subsidies to the sugar factories, while former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah had provided subsidies for the song Rs20 billion and Rs4 billion respectively.
“The Thatta Sugar Factory issued a one billion rupee loan from the Sindh Bank for balancing, modernizing and replacing (BMR). How do banks release loans to borrowers this way? “He questioned and demanded the State Bank of Pakistan to start the Sindh Bank audit.
Naqvi said not only the Omni Group but other groups were also involved in irregularities. He added that the farmers had not yet made sugarcane payments.
PTI leaders claim that the Sindh minister lied. He asked the PM to form a special sugar inquiry committee for Sindh. “Every institution in Sindh has been destroyed. Schools and colleges have been established here but education is not available, “he said.
Naqvi said that the Sindh health minister was missing and not seen. “Sindh people want to get rid of these thieves and robbers,” he said.
The leader of the PTI parliamentary in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, said the seizure and looting of the Zardari-Omni relations had greatly affected ordinary people in Sindh because taxpayers’ money was embezzled without mercy.
MNA Jai Prakash said Thar’s condition worsened after the enactment of the 18th amendment. “The health and education system is in the hands of the provincial government, while the Sindh government violates the rights of the people,” he said.
The head of the Bait-ul-Mal Sindh Hunaid Lakhani asked the media to do their responsibility to show the truth to people and expose corruption. “Because of corruption and incompetence, PPP has brought the province to the brink of disaster,” Lakhani said.