NAB arrests DG health Balochistan in injection fraud case

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NAB arrests DG health Balochistan in injection fraud case

Staff Reporter :

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested the Director General Health
Balochistan, Shakir Baloch and Medical Superintendent (MS) Sheikh Khalifa Bin
Zayed Hospital Abdul Ghaffar Baloch on the charges of massive corruption
in the purchase of Anti-venom injections.

An investigation carried out by the NAB investigation team into the fake purchase of vaccines
revealed that DG Health Shakir Baloch had illegally approved the purchase of 244,000 injections in violation of the law.
Later, with the connivance of other accused, he caused colossal loss to the national exchequer by making illegal payments of more than Rs. 40 crore to the preferred contractors. Whereas, MS Sheikh Zayed Hospital Abdul Ghaffar Baloch, who arrested in the case, illegally gave a contract worth over Rs 60 million and got financial benefits.

NAB also arrested additional director MSD Balochistan

It may be mentioned here that NAB Balochistan had also arrested former Additional Director MSD Balochistan Dr Zulfiqar Baloch, Medical Technician and Proprietor Ali Umer Enterprises Khalid Bhati and Faqir Husain in large- scale embezzlement in the purchase of Anti-venom injections in MSD
department. According to the investigation, DG Health Shakir Baloch and other accused
threw dust in the eyes of the law and conspired to collect more than Rs
400 million for anti-rabies injection purchase.

NAB arrests DG health Balochistan in injection fraud case

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