SC halts relocation of sugar mills as Tareen ensures to lift crop

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday halted the relocation of Sharif family’s sugar mills as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen ensured to lift the crop from farmers of South Punjab.

The case was heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. The court asked JWD Sugar Mill, owned by Tareen, to buy the whole stock of sugarcane and make sure that the farmers do not suffer any loss.

Jahangir Tareen’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan assured that JWD Sugar Mill will follow the apex court’s directions. The chief justice remarked that he will personally monitor the proceedings of sugarcane’s purchase from the growers, and hold hearing inside his chamber in case on any complain.

The court also accepted the appeals of Sharif family against the verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC) for hearing. The case has been adjourned till April 18.

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