LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the cane commissioner on Friday to seal Brother Sugar Mills for defaulting on payments of farmers. Chief Justice-designate Syed Mansoor Ali Shah observed that the court could not ignore the problems faced by farmers of the province. The judge said that the mill would be put on auction if its management failed to come up with a payment plan by the next hearing of the case. A number of farmers had moved the court against the factory. Cane Commissioner Waqas Ahmad told the court the sugar mills had defaulted on payments of Rs670 million last year and Rs170 million this year. He said the mill had been unable to pay the farmers owing to financial difficulties. The hearing was adjourned until July 12.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2016.
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