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Hoarders fined Rs 65 million as govt probes flour, sugar crisis - PM’s aide

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  1. ASKardar

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    SIALKOT: Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Monday said that they had initiated one of the biggest youth programmes in the country and had received 77,000 applications from the Gujranwala division alone.

    Talking to media, Dar said that they have received 22,000 applications from Sialkot, a district under Gujranwala division, and after thorough scrutiny process, 3000 successful candidates will appear for a test process in Sialkot on February 12.

    Speaking over action against hoarders, the adviser to the prime minister said that no one would be spared for involvement in the act and the government is committed to taking across the board stern action against the hoarders.

    “We have received the report of a committee probing into the flour and sugar crisis and another report will also be submitted soon,” he said adding that they had already imposed Rs 65 million fine on the hoarders.

    Responding to PML-N demand of scrutiny into sugar mills, he said that whosoever wanted to scrutinize the mills, should go ahead with the plans as they have nothing to afraid of.

    Speaking over the hike in commodity prices, the adviser said that they plan to open 2000 more utility centres at union council level across the country in order to overcome the issue.

    He further asked the masses to point out corrupt elements, electricity thieves and hoarders around them. “It is unfortunate that we are used to of abuse of power,” he said and added that corruption in Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) was among one such example.

    Dar said that he wanted to give a clear message to the PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb that Sharif family and Ishaq Dar bought assets in London. “Turning Dar’s residence into a shelter home is a good step and he should return to face cases against him,” the adviser said.

    SOURCE: https://arynews.tv/en/flour-sugar-crisis-usman-dar-press-conference
     
  2. wali87

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    What a joke. Jehangir Khan Tareen has the largest sugar mill in Pakistan and your fining hoarders 65 million only. That’s won’t even nudge a sugar mill owner. Bloody fine them 650 million each and then see how the crisis disappears. Dramaybaaz aur jhooti hai yeh govt. bhi.
     
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    Jhangir tareen has 3 while zardari has 17 so?
     
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    To be honest, any politician who holds any public office, or is involved in a senior position of a major political party in parliament, should be forced to sell their companies to avoid conflict of interest.

    Until something like this happens, corruption will remain rampant in Pakistan.
     
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    Jehangir Tareens 1 sugar mill called JDW has a capacity of 35000 tons. And a standard sugar mill is 3-4000 tons. The other two are 7000 tons each and then he has a fourth one on lease, I don’t know what size. Zardari doesn’t have 17. He has some and then he informally takes Bhattha from most of the owners of the mills. But then Zardari is a don type criminal mafia syndicate sort of shit.
    And I wasn’t drawing a comparison. But if things had come down to comparing JKT and Zardari then I’d say Zardari is a killer and JKT a looter.
     
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    This is just the beginning! More fines coming and perhaps seizures/closures.

    Flour is cheaper now than before the artificial crisis was created!
     
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    If anyone has proof then court are open why playing blaming game?
     
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    Jehangir tareen was in PPP, if I am correct. Enough said