Prime Minister Imran Khan’s close aide and the ruling PTI’s former secretary basic Jahangir Khan Tareen has been “removed” as chairman of task force on agriculture after he was named in a high-profile inquiry report of sugar disaster as one of the vital main beneficiary.
“Mr Jahangir Khan Tareen has been removed as Chair of Task Force on Agriculture in light of findings of Sugar and Wheat Inquiry Report,” PTI chief Shahbaz Gill showed on his professional Twitter deal with on Monday.
He also hinted that additional action can be taken towards those discovered accountable for the wheat and sugar disaster.
However, Tareen has rejected the reports of his elimination, pronouncing he was once never the chairman of any activity power.
“Hello hi, News carry reported that I Have been “removed” as C’man Agri Task Force ….I Was never chairman of any activity pressure. Can anyone display me a notification with me as C’guy ?? Pl get your info right other folks,” he stated in a tweet from his reliable take care of.
“The sugar inquiry commission has been actively engaging with about 10 mills, including 3 of mine. We are sharing all records asked for. We have given free access even to our server. Nothing has been seized as we are fulfilling all requests We have nothing to hide,” he additionally said in a follow-up tweet.
The building comes a day after PM Imran pledged to not spare those discovered in charge of making and profiteering off the sugar and wheat crises as soon as he won the detailed forensic experiences of an FIA-led commission’s preliminary findings on April 25.
The high-powered inquiry body in its 32-page record remaining week termed the PTI govt’s choice to allow the export of sugar unjustified as it had led to a 30% increase in its price.
The committee report had printed that Tareen, the PTI stalwart, and then Federal Minister for National Food Security Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar were some of the major beneficiaries.
Both went away with Rs1.03 billion subsidy at the export of sugar, paid out from the taxpayers money, which was equal to 41% of the whole subsidy the government of Punjab paid to sugar barons, consistent with the report.