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PM orders high-level inquiry into flour crisis

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ISLAMABAD: Taking strict notice of the recent wheat/flour related controversy, Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a high level committee to identify and fix responsibility, if any, on any individual/officer/organization, including any purported benefit to a private party, besides suggesting a way forward for future course of action.

The committee comprises of Director General Federal Investigation Authority, as its convener, representative of Intelligence Bureau not below BS-20/21 and Director General Anti Corruption Punjab, as its members. The Convener may co-opt any other member(s).

According to directions issued by PM Office, the inquiry report shall, inter alia, include identification of causes; circumstances leading to the wheat/flour related controversy; assessment/projection of future stock leading to allowing export of wheat/wheat products and subsequent imposition of ban on exports; management of wheat stocks, within Federal Government and provinces, and coordination with provinces, and any other issue, deemed appropriate, related to the wheat/flour related controversy.

The inquiry shall be completed and report is to be submitted to the Prime Minister within a fortnight (06th February 2020).

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