Food controller fined Rs297 million in corruption case

The court also issued directives to send the accused person to jail to serve his sentence


Mohammad Zafar September 11, 2021

QUETTA:

An accountability court in Quetta on Friday sentenced Assistant Food Controller PRC Center Shakkar Khan seven years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs297 million for causing a loss to the national exchequer.

The court also issued directives to send the accused person to jail to serve his sentence.

Judge Munawar Ahmed Shahwani announced the verdict in light of the investigations carried out by the National Accountability Bureau’s Balochistan chapter that included irrefutable evidence against the accused person.

NAB Prosecutor Zameer Ahmed Chalgari pursued the case on behalf of the anti-graft watchdog.     

The 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 purchase and sales of thousands of government wheat bags.

NAB Balochistan completed the investigation against the accused person and submitted a reference against him in the accountability court.

The court after several hearings sentenced the accused person to jail and imposed a heavy fine.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2021.

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