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Sugar Mills Association Terms FIA Inquiry Report On Sugar Crisis ‘Flawed’

The Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) Secretary General Anayat Khan has written a strongly worded letter to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), rejecting the claims that the agency’s inquiry report recently made against the sugar mills.

Terming it ‘flawed’ and ‘misconceived’, Khan denied the charges leveled against them. The investigation led out by the FIA chief himself was ordered by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier in March.

The association has termed the report as flawed, misconceived and based on presumptions, with no justification of conducting forensic audits of sugar mills, according to the 45-page letter.

They stated that the members of PSMA are shocked in disbelief on the issuance of the Report of the Inquiry Committee made by the PM himself and questioned the increase in sugar prices.

The PSMA also said that the investigation team only consists of FIA officers that already have alleged crimes reported against them. The Intelligence Bureau and the ACE were to conduct an inquiry of economic and business matters, relating to the sugar price hike and a justification for export and subsidy of the product.

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