LHC rules against illegal shifting of three sugar mills owned by Sharif family

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday announced illicit the moving of three sugar plants possessed by the Sharif family. The seat, headed by LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, ordered that the Ittefaq, Haseeb Waqas and Chaudhry sugar plants be moved back inside three months.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and JDW Sugar Mills proprietor Jahangir Tareen had tested the moving of the sugar processes in the high court.

Tareen had said the plants, situated in the South Punjab area, were moved infringing upon court orders and the administration’s own migration strategy of 2015. In May, the bench had held its decision on moving of the three sugar processes after insight for all parties included finished up their arguments.

Chaudhry Sugar Mills (Rahim Yar Khan), Haseeb Waqas Sugar Mills (Muzaffargarh) and Ittefaq Sugar Mills (Bahawalpur) had recorded intra court offers (ICAs) challenging the decision of bench that proclaimed their moving to different districts unlawful.

Tareen’s advice Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan contended that new factories were built up under the attire of movement. He told the court that the movement approach for sugar factories reported by the common government in 2015 depended on mala fide intention.

“Environmental laws were also overlooked in moving of the mills,” he stated, including that the appealing party factories had been moved in cotton developing zones, which would harm the cotton business.