Shehbaz Sharif demands action against wheat, sugar profiteers based on probe’s findings
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has demanded that action be taken against those who profited from the sugar and wheat crisis, based on the findings contained in a report made public by the probe committee.
He said that the report contains some "serious revelations" which need to be probed further.
"This report is a charge sheet against Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar," he said.
Sharif said that the coming days will reveal what punishment the prime minister — who is also the chairman of the Economic Coordination Committee — will decide for himself and his chief minister "over such a massive scale of corruption and nepotism".
Meanwhile, the government's chief spokesperson, Firdous Ashiq Awan, in a media briefing in Sialkot, said that Sharif need not act all high and mighty over the report.
"This report has also mentioned a Rs1.4 billion subsidy given to Suleman Shehbaz," she said, referring to Shehbaz Sharif's son.