ISLAMABAD: PPP Co-chairman Senator Asif Ali Zardari has said that the party’s government will hold inquiry into the allegations of sugar mill owners fleecing the growers by not paying full price of sugarcane to them. He said this when his attention was drawn by MNA Syed Inayat Ali Shah from Chiniot in the meeting of the party MNAs-elect with the co-chairman.
MNA Inayat Ali Shah said that he had proofs that mill owners were not paying full price and depriving the growers up to 40 per cent of their due. Expressing concern over the reports Senator Asif Zardari said that the PPP government would take strict action against the sugar mill owners if found guilty of robbing the growers.
He said that the PPP was committed to the welfare of the poor and the farmers and would not tolerate the robbing of the growers at the hands of big business and industry. Senator Asif Zardari also said that the PPP government at centre would approach the Punjab government to give district status to Chiniot tehsil.-SANA