Quetta food controller jailed for corruption
Staff Reporter :
The Accountability Court (AC) Quetta has convicted the Food Controller PRC for seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 29,73, 03,450 on Friday. The court also issued directives to send the accused on bail to jail to serve out his sentence. Quetta Accountability Court Judge Munawar Ahmed Shahwani announced the verdict in the light of NAB Balochistan’s investigation and
irrefutable evidence against the accused. NAB Prosecutor Zameer Ahmed Chalgari pursued the case.
Accused Shakar Khan convicted in the case
NAB’s investigation into the massive embezzlement in the food department revealed that the accused Assistant Food Controller Shakkar Khan, as in-charge PRC center Quetta embezzled millions of rupees in the purchase and sale of thousands of government wheat bags.
NAB Balochistan having completed the investigation against the accused submitted the reference to the accountability court.
Accused disqualified for 10 years
The Accountability Court of Quetta after several hearings sentenced the accused to imprisonment and a fine. It may be mentioned here that after the conviction the accused is disqualified for 10 years to hold any public office or contest an election and he is also not allowed to apply for or allow any financial facility and any form of loan or advance from any bank or financial institution as provided under section 15 of National Accountability Ordinance 1999.