KARACHI: Provincial Food Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, while taking serious notice of complaint of wheat bags found short in measure at Chhachhro godown, has ordered food department team to submit its report within 24 hours.
The action is also being taken against officials involved in this corruption, he said in a statement on Sunday. It is to mention here that Provincial Minister Ali Mardan Shah paid a surprise visit to Chhachhro wheat centre yesterday and found certain wheat bags short in measure, which were provided by Sindh relief department. Over the complain of Provincial Minister Ali Mardan Shah, Dahar immediately sent special team of food department to Chhachhro to look into the matter.
The team worked whole night and found 55 wheat bags short in measure and 25 wheat bags were missing, which were transported from Khipro. Having investigated, the special team of food department found Hussain Bux Magsi, Khipro Centre in charge guilty in this regard and recommended that more action to be taken against him.
Dahar directed secretary food and director food to take action against food department officials involved in this incident and wheat must be weighed at all centre properly in order to avoid any maladministration. The said wheat is bound for poor people of Thar and no one would be allowed to make mess with it, the minister concluded.