SC directs sugarcane mills owners to pay dues to formers

SC directs sugarcane mills owners to pay dues to formers
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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday, wrapping up suo motu case pertaining to non-payments of dues to sugarcane farmers in Punjab, directed mills owners to clear their dues to farmers as per government rates.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed also directed the commissioners concerned to make sure the payments of the aggrieved formers.

However, formers from the Sindh province would be paid Rs160/40kg sugarcane following to the high court ordered passed earlier, the bench ruled.

The top court directed its registrar office to fix all the identical appeals challenging high courts decision for hearing within a month.

Justice Gulzar remarked that the court would neither pressurize mill owners for any undue favour nor let formers to suffer.

However, the bench warned mill owners that the law would take its due course without any concession, if the court order would not be implemented in true letter and spirit.

 APP

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