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Ex-minister Balochistan arrested in wheat corruption case

QUETTA -UNS : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials on Wednesday arrested former food minister Balochistan, Asfandyar Kakar.

According to details, the ex-minister was arrested for alleged misappropriation of Rs292 million. He was taken into custody after a local court rejected his bail.

NAB has been probing into the corruption case since 2014.

Reports said Kakar had sold out 250,000 wheat bags of 100kg each from the food department’s godown located in Balochistan’s Pishin district.

Reports said the he did the corruption in 2012 when he was serving as in-charge of the godown despite being a grade-6 employee.

Asfandyar Kakar was elected as an MPA on the ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on PB-9 from Pishin district of Balochistan. Kakar was given the portfolio of food by former chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.

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