LAHORE: The government removed the head of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing into a sugar crisis.
FIA Director Dr Rizwan, which is investigating a matter related to the sugar mafia in Punjab, has been removed while Additional Director Abu Bakar Khuda Baksh is likely to be appointed as a new inquiry officer.
The significant development took place in the backdrop of a likely meeting of the ‘rebel’ PTI lawmakers with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today.
On April 22, Estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen said his meeting with Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will be held soon.
Removal of FIA Director Dr Rizwan was the main demand of Jahangir Tareen and the lawmakers who are with him.
Meanwhile, Dr Rizwan not only booked Tareen and his son Ali but also registered FIR against PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz in Rs5 billion money laundering and fraud charges in the sugar scam.