Pakistan: 44 sugar mill owners summoned by Anti-Corruption Establishment

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Lahore, Pakistan: Initiating the enquiry against the sugar millers defaulting the rules, the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has issued summons to 44 sugar mills owners. The provincial anti-graft body took action based on the complaints it received from the sugarcane cultivators. According to the reports, as many as 2507 farmers have complained to the ACE against the sugar mills for violating the rule.

As many as 1,363 farmers have complained that the mills have paid them lower rates than the rates fixed by the government. 641 complainants allege that the mills have not paid their dues and 503 farmers made a complaint of illegal weight deduction.

According to the news report published in The Express Tribune, Gohar Nafees, DG, ACE said, “We are arranging open courts for hearing grievances of the cane growers. We won’t tolerate the exploitation of the farmers at any cost. We will ensure that the farmers get justice and take action against those involved in looting farmers.”

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