On Saturday, Shahzad Akbar, the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Accountability, announced that an audit of 69 sugar mills out of 89 had been completed
The adviser told a news conference that shocking disclosures were discovered during the sugar inquiry commission’s investigation, and that action was taken in light of its findings.
The sugar commission had levied a Rs619 billion levy and a Rs44 billion punishment on the factories, according to Akbar. For fair accountability, he continued, a transparent investigation into the matter is necessary.
The courts have issued stay orders to a few sugar factories. He stated that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is developing a system that will allow for investigations into sugar mills, and that the Track and Trace system would be in place before the next sugarcane crushing season.
Shahzad Akbar, commenting on the Broadsheet Inquiry Commission, claimed that the committee indicated that the matter was not handled properly by the Pakistani government from 2009 to 2018.
“An investigation is ongoing to determine who was negligent, and appropriate action will be done.”
The pricing of petroleum goods, according to Shahzad Akbar, are related to the international market.