Sugar scandal: FIA lodges case against PTI's Jahangir Tareen, son

Dunya News

Tareen family has been accused of committing fraud of Rs 3.25 billion.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has on Wednesday lodged a case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen and his son Ali Tareen for their involvement in sugar scandal.

Jahangir Tareen’s family, including son-in-law, has been accused of committing fraud of Rs 3.25 billion. The amount was moved from Jahangir Tareen’s JDW company to his son-in-law’s unfunctional paper factory and was then transferred to the accounts of Tareen family.

Furthermore, a case has also been filed against Jahangir Tareen’s right-hand man Rana Naseem who was former agriculture secretary. Sources familiar with the matter have informed that Rana Naseem was involved in embezzlement while purchasing sugarcane. He worked as chief financial assistant in Tareen’s company.

It is pertinent here to mention that the FIA had lodged case against Jahangir Tareen earlier also.

The PTI leader said in his reaction that the allegations leveled against him are baseless as his personal and family assets are declared and all members are taxpayers. He said he did his business with honesty and suffered loss.

Jahangir Tareen went on to say that complete record of his business and transfer of cash is available, and has also been shown to the FIA. He claimed that all funds were transferred abroad through legal banking channel.