ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal vowed on Wednesday that an impartial and transparent investigation will be conducted into the sugar subsidy case.
Justice (r) Iqbal expressed these views while chairing a high-level meeting to review the sugar commission’s report that was attended by NAB deputy chairman, director-general (operations), and NAB Rawalpindi DG.
The meeting decided to constitute a joint investigation team (JIT) for initiating a thorough probe into sugar subsidy. The team will consist of two investigation officers, economic and legal officials, as well as forensic experts.
The case officer, additional director, and concerned directors will also be part of the investigation team. Moreover, the NAB chairman will review the progress of the investigation process every month.
The participants of the meeting decided to summon records from all provinces regarding the sugar subsidy, besides acquiring legal, financial, and audit reports from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and other concerned companies.
A declaration stated that the anti-corruption watchdog will take action against those illegally awarded subsidies on sugar worth billions of rupees. Meanwhile, the accused persons and departments will be given a full opportunity to clear their position.