- Jahangir says all Pakistan knows I always pay full price to my growers.
- PTI leader says he does not maintain two sets of books and pay all his taxes diligently.
(Karachi) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Tareen has rejected allegations levelled against him in Sugar Inquiry Commission report which was made public on Thursday.
In a tweet, he said, "I am shocked at the kind of false allegations levelled against me." He added, "I have always run a clean business. All Pakistan knows I always pay full price to my growers."
He maintained that he does not maintain two sets of books and pay all his taxes diligently. "I will answer every allegation and be vindicated IA," he tweeted.
Earlier, the Sugar Inquiry Commission report held Omni Group, Murad Ali Shah, Moonis Elahi, Jahangir Tareen, Salman Shehbaz and others responsible for their involvement in the sugar scam.
The report transpired that farmers faced losses at the hands of businessmen and middleman. It stated that farmers were not given their due share while sugar was sold at higher rates.
The findings revealed that certain sugar mills used informal receipts. The mill owners also showed the price of production to be more than the support price which meant that farmers earned less, the report maintained.
The report stated that sugar mill owners carried out informal banking, which is an unregulated procedure and resulting in losses to the farmers. The inquiry commission report also revealed that sugar mill owners are also involved in accounting fraud.