The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday issued a notice to the sugar mill of Makhdoom Shehryar, the brother of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtiar, for allegedly selling sugar through the practice of satta.
According to the notice, Makhdoom Shehryar has been summoned at the FIA’s office on April 15, 2021, and he has been ordered to bring the documents related to the selling of sugar through satta.
Makhdoom has also been asked to submit the explanation of the procedure adopted by his sugar mill to sell and book sugar through satta.
As the matter surfaced, Minister Khusro Bakhtiar said that he previously had shares in the company but does not have them anymore.
Last month, the Commercial Banking Circle of the FIA had arrested seven people allegedly involved with the sugar satta mafia which persistently increased sugar prices by creating an artificial shortage of the commodity, Khyber News reported Sunday.