ACE digs out wheat theft worth Rs36m in Sindh
According to the investigative report, 10,129 sacks of wheat were stolen from the food department’s warehouses as a result of officials’ connivance. The report estimated worth of the commodity at Rs36.62 million.
Commenting about the ACE probe, Thatta/Sujawal District Food Controller Nazakat Abbasi claimed that the Food Department had approached the Anti-Corruption Establishment for investigating the wheat theft reported in warehouses in Sujawal and Thatta districts.
Following wheat theft on such a larger scale, a three member committee was established under the supervision of storage in-charge Nasrullah Chandio.
The ACE report says that 7,662 sacks of wheat were stolen from Thatta godown and 2,467 sacks were stolen from Sujawal warehouse.