Shibli hits back at PML-N, calls Sharif family ‘ringleader’ of sugar mafia
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Hitting back at PML-N leaders who slammed PM Imran over the sugar commission report, information minister Shibli Faraz described the Sharif family as the ‘ringleader’ of the sugar mafia in the country.
“Sharif family used politics for their businesses,” alleged the minister, addressing a press conference in Islamabad. He said that gaining wealth was what drove the Sharif family’s politics.
“Sharif family used institutions without any remorse,” he said. Shibli added that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s politics’ main objective was to help the poor of the country.
‘Report proves
businessmen in politics will put business first’
Shahzad Akbar, the premier’s aide on accountability, on Thursday declared the findings of the sugar crisis inquiry public and said that the report “confirms the premier’s longheld view that businessmen in politics will put business first”.
He had said that the sugar inquiry commission was set up because there has been a cycle of sugar price increases from December 2018 to August 2019, where prices were hiked up to 33%, which, in rupee terms, translates to Rs17 per kilogramme. “In view of the rise in prices, the premier set up a three-member inquiry committee under FIA DG Wajid Zia and which presented a detailed report to the prime minister.