Court warns sugar mills to pay farmers till Friday

Court warns sugar mills to pay farmers till Friday

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The Supreme Court has warned sugar mills owners to deposit the money they have to pay to farmers till Friday.

According to sources, sugarcane farmers had filed a petition after they were not paid by mill owners for the sugarcane they grew. The matter was taken up by the former chief justice Saqib Nisar last year.

Justice Shaikh Azmat Saeed remarked that an investigation will be carried out if the cheque bounces or is not deposited. He added that the Advocate General’s Office will submit a petition against the sugar mills owners if the cheque is not deposited.

Justice Saeed noticed that on the last hearing, chief executives of the three Sugar mills, Pathoki, Darya Khan and Brother Sugar Mills were summoned, but they are not taking the court order seriously.

“Next time non-bailable warrants will be issued for anyone who does not appear before the court,” he remarked.

The lawyers of the mill owners were directed to submit their affidavits to the court as well.

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