LAHORE: PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Saturday categorically rejected the allegation that he had any role in increasing sugar price in the country.
While talking to the media outside the court, Tareen lashed out at his party’s government.
Tareen said: “I have no idea that on whose instructions all this is being done,” adding that “but hoped soon he would come to know who was ordering this.”
PTI leader said initially he was a farmer, then became a businessman and eventually he takes part in politics.
“None of the FIRs registered against him had any mention of his role in increasing the price of sugar nor was he described as a member of any mafia,” he said.
He also thanked PTI members for accompanying him to the court.
Earlier, the banking court in Lahore has extended the bail of PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen till May 3 in a money laundering case.
Tareen’s lawyer told the court that the FIA sent them a summon notice at the last hour, adding that it is difficult to bring all records on a day’s notice.
Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan ordered the FIA to complete the investigation soon.
A sessions court has approved their bail till April 22 in the fraud and money laundering cases against them.
In the fraud case, Tareen is accused of transferring Rs3.14 billion to a private company Farooqi Pulp Mills Ltd in Gujrat.
It claimed that the company belongs to his son-in-law and relatives. This amount was later deposited into the accounts of Tareen’s family members.
In a major development in the sugar scam inquiry, 36 bank accounts of the Jahangir Tareen family have been seized by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
The accounts are said to have tens of millions of rupees.