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QUETTA: The Anti-Corruption Establishment Balochistan (ACEB) on Tuesday arrested an official of the Food Department after thousands of wheat bags were found missing from the official stock in Khuzdar.

The investigation officer of the Kalat zone, Qazi Sufyan Sanijrani, on the directive of ACEB Director Muzaffar Zeeshan Lehri initiated investigation into the disappearance of thousands of wheat bags from the godowns of the Food Department.

The initial investigation revealed that around 13,000 bags of wheat procured in 2014 were found missing. No record of the missing wheat bags was available. Around 5,500 bags of wheat were found damaged allegedly due to negligence of officials, causing a loss of about Rs70 million to exchequer.

A ACEB team led by Deputy Director Investigation Atta Munim and comprising Qazi Sufyan Sanijrani and other officers raided the godowns and arrested Assistant Food Controller Khuzdar Nazeer Ahmed.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2019