Balochistan Wheat Scandal: Ex-Secretary Sent On Judicial Remand
QUETTA: Former Secretary of Food Department, Government of Balochistan, Ali Baksh Baloch has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and has been sent on judicial remand.
A spokesperson for NAB said that the ex-secretary of Food Department was arrested for massive corruption of wheat which was stocked and stored in Provincial Reserve Centres (PRSs) of the Food Department in various districts of Balochistan. He said that Baloch was also involved in the embezzlement of Rs 1 billion within the Food Department.
“The accused had gone underground but following a tip-off, a NAB team conducted a raid and arrested Ali Baksh Baloch”, spokesperson for NAB said. He added that several other accused have also been arrested who had been involved in the misappropriation of funds in the Food Department.