LHC declares shifting of sugar mills by Sharif family illegal

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court declared shifting of sugar mills of Sharif family illegal and ordered to shift mills back to its original Locations.

The bench, headed by LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, ordered that the Ittefaq, Haseeb Waqas and Chaudhry sugar mills be moved back within three months.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and JDW Sugar Mills owner Jahangir Tareen had challenged the shifting of the sugar mills.

Tareen had said the mills, located in the South Punjab region, were shifted in violation of earlier court orders and the government’s own relocation policy of 2015.

The LHC had reserved its verdict in the case in May this year after all concerned parties had concluded their arguments.