No powerful lobby will be able to profiteer at expense of our public

Islamabad, 05 April 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the resolve that no powerful lobby will be able to profiteer at the expense of our public.

In a tweet regarding inquiry reports on sugar and wheat crisis, the Prime Minister said he awaits detailed forensic reports now by the high-powered commission, which will come out on 25th of this month, before taking action.

He said as promised preliminary reports into sudden price hikes of sugar and wheat have been released immediately without alteration and tampering. He said this is unprecedented in Pakistan’s history. He said previous political leaderships, because of their vested interests and compromises, lacked moral courage to order and release such reports.

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has said that the report was an indictment against the prime minister and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb urged the government to take action against those involved in the crisis.

“We have a report that proves what we had been saying about these two [Tareen, Bakhtiar] all along. Action needs to be taken against them,”.

She added that the individuals should be removed from their post, adding that the PM should not wait till April 25.