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NAB raids warehouses of food department in Larkana

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team along with Magistrate Sukkur on Tuesday raided food warehouses in Larkana.

The raids were conducted on the directions of the NAB high-ups.

During raid at Rehmatpur godown, the NAB team found 14,838 sacks of wheat were missing from 42,188 bags. “The missing of wheat bags caused loss of Rs 25million to national exchequer”, the officials said.

In another raid at the Badah food warehouse, the wheat bags worth rupees 555million were found missing.

On April 26, wheat worth 12 million rupees was allegedly stolen from godowns in Sindh.

This was revealed during raids by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at the godowns along with a magistrate. The raids at warehouses of Kandhkot and Kashmore were carried out on order of the NAB chairman.

A large number of sacks of wheat were found mixed with sand, while many other sacks were completely filled with sand.

An inquiry was launched against the provincial Food Department. Such a big irregularity with the holy month Ramazan just around the corner, seems to be an attempt to create crisis during Ramazan.

The NAB had warned that strict action would be taken against those also who would be found involved in selling the wheat in market.

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