Tareen to purchase available sugarcane from farmers: Ahsan informs SC

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing a case of Sharif family’s sugar mills in South Punjab, the Supreme Court accepted the family’s plea against Lahore High Court (LHC) decision for the relocation of mills.
The apex court also dismissed the plea of Sharif family seeking a stay order against the LHC decision to move out their mills out of South Punjab.
During the hearing conducted by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar, Aitezaz Ahsan presented arguments on behalf of his client Jehangir Tareen – a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader who moved the apex court over the illegal shifting of their sugar mills to South Punjab despite a ban.
Upon the order of CJP, Ahsan informed the court that Tareen’s mills would purchase the available sugarcane from farmers in South Punjab at government rate.
Hearing of the case was then adjourned until April 18.
It merits mentioning that in September last year, the LHC had ordered the Sharif family to move out their mills out of South Punjab.

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