ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, said yesterday that the past governments of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had given Rs18 billion subsidy on sugar.
Fawad Chaudhry, said that Rs2 billion was given by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He added, ‘The subsidy provided by PTI government was being discussed everywhere, however, nobody is talking about Rs18 billion subsidy on sugar awarded by the past governments of PML-N and PPP.’
‘It is unfortunate that we criticise those wanted to improve the system. We have recommended that assets’ details should come from the assistants which was accepted by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. In other parties, no one could talk over these matters. When this point is raised before the premier, he immediately issued directives for declaring the assets of his assistants and advisers.’