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Murad cannot evade probe into subsidy scam: Haleem Adil

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Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Vice President Haleem Adil Sheikh here on Thursday said the hands of Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah are stained with corruption and he cannot evade the inquiry into mega subsidy scam.

Talking to media, he said the body language of Nasir Shah and Murtaza Wahab was that of loser gamblers, when they were talking about the JIT on sugar mills subsidy scam.

He said Murtaza Wahab claims that Murad Shah has always presented before inquiries whenever he is called. He said; however, Murtaza did not tell that Murad had not presented him before the NAB, when his warrants were issued.

He said Bilawal Zardari had also not presented him before the NAB. Haleem Adil said the job of Murtaza Wahab is to spread disinformation. He gets salary for telling lies.

He was rejected by the voters of his constituency. He asked when PTI federal minister Asad Umar can record statement before the probe commission, why the PPP leaders are shying away from it.

He said chief minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar can also record his statement because his hands are clean. He said the nation knows why the PPP leaders are running away from probe bodies. He said these people are habitual thieves, and the hardened criminals should be caught at the earliest.

He stated Murad Shah instead of sending a letter should himself had presented before the commission. He said Murad Ali Shah gave illegal subsidy of four types: subsidy to sugar mills, subsidy to ‘sick’ industries, subsidy to captive power project and the subsidy to tractor scheme.

He shared in fact all these four subsidies were given to notorious Omni Group and its lackeys. He said the government should give subsidy only to the masses.

He asked on November 22, 2017 the owners of sugar mills demanded a subsidy of Rs20 per kilogram. Whereas he said the federal government of that time decided to give them a subsidy of Rs 10 and this subsidy would be paid equally by the federal government and the provinces, at the rate of Rs5 each.

He said on November 22, 2011 the agriculture department sent a summary in this regard which was opposed even by the then finance secretary. Haleem Adil said the government of Sindh gave additional Rs4.1billion to the sugar mills of the Omni Group.

PTI legislator said the Sindh government introduced new ways of corruption on the corruption money. He said the government of PML-N during five years gave a subsidy of Rs29billion.

Haleem Adil shared that Shahid Khaqan is involved in corruption in Rs20billion subsidy and Rs2.4billion subsidy was given by the Punjab government.

PTI leader revealed that during the period of the previous governments a subsidy of Rs29 billion was given and no any commission was formed to probe into this matter and no report is still issued in this regard. He said if Murad Shah does not appear before the commission, he has to prove to whom this subsidy was given.

Moreover he said laws were made in Sindh assembly to complete the projects of the Omni Group. However he alleged, Thatta Sugar Mills of Omni Group was given subsidy of sick industry and the sugar mafia instead of running this mill, sold its machinery.

He said the corrupt rulers destroyed the PIA, and our government set the PIA on a right course of development. He asked why the Sindh government did not reach to rescue the affected of PIA plane crash.

In addition he asked how many ventilators are in Sindh and how many of them are occupied.

Haleem Adil said coronavirus cases did not increase after opening of markets and relaxing lockdown. However he alleged that the Sindh government wants to bargain a deal on opening transport sector.

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