Jahangir Tareen to challenge sugar crisis probe committee if held responsible

Jahangir Tareen to challenge sugar crisis probe committee if held responsible

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Lahore: The senior PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen is currently finding himself under hot waters amid wheat and sugar crisis reports.

On Monday, Jahangir Tareen has informed that he will challenge the sugar crisis probe committee if he will be held responsible.

He said, “I’m in constant contact with the prime minister and I stand with him.” He also informed that he had provided 20,000 tons of sugar to utilities stores at Rs67 per kilo.

“If I had not sold sugar at Rs67 a kilo, I’d have donated Rs250 million to the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Fund,” he added.

While cooperating with the FIA in its investigations, he, however, makes sure that he “will challenge the committee if it holds me responsible.”

It is worth noticing that on Saturday, an FIA report had cleared that senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and Bakhtiar’s brother have benefited the most from the sugar crisis that took place in January this year.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan has reshuffled the cabinet soon after the news came out about the profiteering of the wheat and sugar in the country.

He seemed adamant on taking action against anyone who will be found guilty or involved in the sugar and wheat crises.

He took to his twitter handle and wrote, “After these reports come out no powerful lobby will be able to profiteer at the expense of our public.”


“This is unprecedented in Pakistan’s history. Previous political leaderships because of their vested interests and compromises lacked the moral courage to order and release such reports,” he had earlier tweeted.

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