Formation of sugar inquiry commission was govt’s bold step: AGP | Pakistan Today

Formation of sugar inquiry commission was govt’s bold step: AGP

ISLAMABAD: The attorney general for Pakistan (AGP) on Wednesday, arguing on an intra-court appeal (ICA) filed by sugar mills association challenging the decision of single member bench, informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the government had taken a bold step by constituting sugar inquiry commission instead of surrendering before the responsible of the sugar crisis.

A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted the hearing.
The attorney general for Pakistan said that initially, the inquiry committee was headed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general and then the inquiry commission was formed to probe the matter.

The bench asked how the interior ministry could issue the notification pertaining to set up an inquiry commission instead it should have been issued by the cabinet division.

To this, the attorney general said that it was a minor mistake and there was no bad intention in the issuance of the notification. The court could ignore this mistake, he added.

Justice Aurangzeb said that if this notification was admitted then the other ministries could start the same practice.

He asked what were the reasons to set up the inquiry commission and where the relevant officials showed irresponsibility.

The attorney general said that inquiry commission could be established in the public interest.

After this, the court adjourned the hearing till Thursday, wherein the attorney general would continue his arguments in the case.