Pakistan sugarcane scam: Four accused asked to appear before court


Islamabad: In Connection with the fake bank accounts case, the Accountability Court has asked the four accused to be present before the court on November 12, else they would be proclaimed offenders (PO). They have been booked for misappropriation of government subsidy awarded to the sugarcane growers.

According to the media report, Judge Ashgar Ali, hearing the case, has stated that despite repeatedly issuing summons, the four accused identified as Ali Kamal Majeed, Nimr Majeed, Manahil Majeed and Saima Majeed have not appeared before the court and they would be declared PO soon.

The investigating officer, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) told the court that the warrants against the four accused could not be executed as their whereabouts were not found.

In 2014-15, the Sindh government had paid Rs 3.9 billion to various sugar mills to pay subsidies to genuine sugarcane growers. The investigation later revealed misappropriation in the government subsidy

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