Sindh seeks NAB probe in Wheat theft


From Zeeshan Mirza

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday decided to forward the case of alleged theft of wheat worth Rs7 billions from its warehouses in the province to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate it thoroughly, media reported.
The decision came during a meeting presided over by the Sindh chief secretary. Officials of the food department, the anti-corruption establishment and other relevant departments were in attendance in the meeting. About 168,000 metric tonnes of wheat went missing from the government warehouses in the province. The wheat worth Rs7 billion was stolen in the month of February, according to a report. Another wheat bags worth Rs450 million had gone missing last year in November, the report said.