The Lahore High Court on Thursday quashed the sugar inquiry against Jahangir Tareen and the Sharif family.
The High Court bench ruled on the petitions of Jahangir Tareen and Sharif family challenging the FIA inquiries in the light of the report of the Sugar Commission.
The court ruled that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) initiated the inquiry on political grounds and instead of carrying out the required legal formalities, the investigating agency started harassing them.
Following the claims of the Sugar Inquiry Commission, the FIA launched an investigation against the sugar mills, which included Shahbaz Sharif of the PML-N, Jahangir Tareen and Khusro Bakhtiar of the PTI, Monis Elahi of the PML-Q and the People’s Party. An investigation has been launched against sugar mills belonging to the families of the country’s top politicians, including the party’s Asif Ali Zardari. Beneficiaries of the crisis.
In its forensic report released on May 21, the commission accused sugar mill owners of making billions of rupees in illegal profits, anonymous transactions, tax evasion, misuse of subsidies and illegal purchases of sugarcane from books. Was accused.
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