Court imposes Rs29,730,3450 fine in food department corruption case

Quetta

QUETTA: Quetta Accountability Court (QAC) has awarded Assistant Food Controller, PRC Center, Quetta, Shakkar Khan, seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs297,303,450 for causing loss to the national exchequer to the tune of millions of rupees.

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.

NAB’s investigation into the massive embezzlement in the food department revealed that accused Assistant Food Controller Shakkar Khanl, as in charge PRC center Quetta embezzled millions of rupee in 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. 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 election and he 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.

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