Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered sugar mill owners to pay their dues to sugarcane growers by Friday, June 14.
"If the commitment made with the court is not upheld, there will be dire consequences. It will not be good if the cheques bounce or do not arrive by Friday," Justice Azmat Saeed warned while heading a three-member bench of the apex court.
The court ordered that mill owners should hand their cheques, created in the name of the deputy commissioners of relevant districts, over to the sugarcane commissioner by Friday.
The commissioner will hand over the cheques to the deputy commissioners of the relevant districts.
The court further said that in case the cheques are not submitted by Friday, the Advocate General's office should file an application on the matter in court.
The total dues Brothers Sugar Mills have to clear stand at Rs678.9 million. Darya Khan sugar mills have to clear Rs57m and Pattoki Sugar Mills have to clear dues worth Rs591m.