Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has stopped implementation on the sugar inquiry commission report for ten days and also ordered sugar to be sold at a price of Rs 70 for the period.
The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition challenging the sugar commission report. Makhdoum Ali Khan represented the sugar mills owners while Salman Akram Raja appeared on behalf of the government.
After hearing arguments from the petitioner and prosecution counsels, Justice Athar Minallah said if the commission didn’t do anything for the availability of sugar for the common man then what it did? the commercial aspects should not be government concerned and the commission should resolve the matter why people are effecting from it adding that for the aim for which the commission was formed not fulfilled.
The Judge said that the commission should do something for the provision of sugar which it didn’t.
Justice Athar Minallah said that the court asks the government by issuing notice to it and asks the willingness of sugar mills owners will sell sugar on a prize of Rs 70 per kg adding that if they agree to it then we will stop the government for implementation of the commission report.
Justice Atharminallah said that the court usually doesn’t interfere in the matter of the executive but here the question of public interest has surfaced.
The court adjourned the hearing for ten days after issuing notice to the Federation, the Sugar Commission Chief Wajid Zia, SAPM on accountability Shahzad Akbar, secretary interior and members of the inquiry commission.