Shehbaz wants action against Wheat, Sugar crises accused

By Shakeel Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said that the committee tasked with probing the sugar and wheat crisis has made some “serious revelations” which need to be probed.
He demanded that action be taken against those who profited from the sugar and wheat crisis, based on the findings contained in the report, which was made public yesterday.”
This report is a charge sheet against Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar,” he said. Sharif said that the coming days will reveal what punishment the prime minister who is also the chairman of the Economic Coordination Committee will decide for himself and his chief minister “over such a massive scale of corruption and nepotism”.
Meanwhile, the government’s chief spokesperson, Firdous Ashiq Awan, in a media briefing in Sialkot, said that Sharif need not act all high and mighty over the report.
“This report has also mentioned a Rs1.4 billion subsidy given to Suleman Shehbaz,” she said, referring to Shehbaz Sharif’s son.
She said that the current government had provided Rs3bn in subsidies whereas the past government had provided subsidies worth Rs22bn.
“Let’s see when Shehbaz Sharif calls his dutiful son over from London for punishment.” Suleman, in his defence, has claimed that the Rs1.4bn figure “is a lie concocted by Imran Khan and his cronies”.