Pakistan: Sugar millers challenge anti-corruption’s action in High Court

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Lahore, Pakistan: The recent action of the anti-corruption department is being challenged by the 18 sugar mills in the Lahore High Court. The anti-corruption department has initiated action against the sugar mills including the Al-Arabia sugar Mills belonging to Shehbaz family after the action of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

According to the media report, the mills have submitted the application in the court making anti-corruption director-general, Punjab chief secretary and other respondents in the case. They have stated that the anti-corruption is taking action against them for pending dues during 2017 and 2019.

The application further states that the anti-corruption director, Sahiwal region had released an advertisement asking the farmers to come forward with the complaints against the mills for payment of cane bills. Mills have requested the court to direct the department to stop such advertisements and stop harassing them till the case is in the court.

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