ISLAMABAD: Federal government has made the report of the Sugar Inquiry report public, according to which a subsidy of Rs 29 billion has been given in the last five years.
Shehzad Akbar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Accountability, said that the Sindh government has benefited the Omni Group by providing subsidies.
Shehzad Akbar said that the report clearly shows that a business class has paralyzed the system and put the burden on the people. The report reveals how the farmer was constantly harmed. Sugar is given more expensive in the market through various tactics.
He said that it was sold more expensive in 2020 than in 2019. According to the report, the federation gave a subsidy of Rs 15.20 billion and the Sindh government gave a subsidy of Rs 9.3 billion. He said that 58% of sugar exports go to Afghanistan.
According to the report, 88 billion rupees was given to 88 sugar mills in 5 years. In 5 years, these sugar mills paid income tax of Rs. 22 billion. These sugar mills received income tax refunds of Rs. 12 billion and a total income tax of Rs. 10 billion was paid.