Pakistan: FIR registered against sugar mill owner for not paying cane dues

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Jhang, Pakistan: Following the complaint of Pakistan’s Punjab Cane Commissioner, an FIR has been registered with the Satellite Town Police Station against a local sugar mill owner for not clearing the cane arrears. The arrears include the outstanding payments for the last crushing season.

According to police, M/S Shakarganj Sugar Mills, Toba Tek Singh Road, Jhang has not paid total cane dues of around Rs 82,139,250 for the crushing season 2019-20. The mill had closed its operations on March 11, 2020, but the mill has so far not cleared the pending dues.

As per the rule, the mills have to clear the cane payment within 15 days of sugarcane crushing, but many mills in the country failed to apply it.

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