A meeting of the sub-committee of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet to probe the details and actual position of Bannu Sugar Mills (BSM) and transfer of its assets to Dera Ismail Khan was held under the chairmanship of KP Minister for Labour Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli in Peshawar, here on Tuesday. Committee members including KP Ministers Imtaiz Shahid Qureshi and Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Secretary and Director of Industries department also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, it was informed that the total land of Bannu Sugar Mills ie 942 canal and 10 marlas was acquired by Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) in 1963 and then it sold to a private owner in 1984, while the industry was handed over to the current administration ie Bannu Sugar Mills, (Pvt) Limited, later in 1998.
It was added that the existing management had requested the provincial government to issue the NOC for shifting the assets and machinery of the mill to DIK from Bannu in 2013.
After a thorough discussion over the matter in several Cabinet meetings, KP government gave the approval of shifting the assets but the relevant departments was directed to inquire the actual position and reality of the mill’s land. Following these directions, the Revenue, Law and Industries departments had submitted suggestions and views related to the matter.
Reaching the complete and authentic position, the Cabinet in his meeting on December 17, 2015, constituted a three members sub-committee and was given the task to submit a detail report to the government, analysing that either the mills land was acquired by compulsory acquisition or on otherwise.
In this regard, the committee discussed different aspects of the matter and it was decided to summon the SMBR and Deputy Commissioner Bannu, with all relevant record in next meeting of the committee. While it was also directed to collect the relevant record from the other stakeholders, as to study the matter in-depth for accurate and authentic report submitted to the Cabinet.
Source: Business Recorder
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