November 27, 2020

Two food inspectors involved in wheat smuggling arrested in Islamabad

Abdul Hafeez Joyo and Fahim Akhtar Dahar arrested from Islamabad

An anti-corruption team led by Circle Officer Sukkur Abdul Ghani Lark on the instructions of Deputy Director Anti-Corruption Sukkur Munir Ahmed Khouhro has arrested two food inspectors from Islamabad who were involved in wheat smuggling . According to details, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had rejected the bail pleas of food inspectors Abdul Hafeez Joyo and Fahim Akhtar Dahar and the food inspectors have been arrested from Islamabad and the arrested food inspectors will be produced in court in Sukkur on October 05.It may be recalled that Anti-Corruption Sukkur Zone had arrested the employees of Food Department, Police and Revenue Department involved in wheat smuggling from Kamboh Shaheed Chowki on August 6 this year. Among those arrested was District Food Controller Roshan Ali Panhwar, Mukhtiarkhar Rasheed Ahmed Abbasi, Head Constables Abdul Rasheed, Mushtaq Ali and others  and tainted Rs. 173000 were also recovered from their possession. However, some of the accused managed to escape on this occasion.

In a statement, issued on Saturday,  Provincial Minister for Industries & Commerce  and Anti-Corruption & Cooperative Department Jam Ikramullah Dharejo has said that the actions of Anti-Corruption Establishment Sindh against influential accused are  commendable. However, the need is that those involved in corruption should also be brought to their logical conclusion. Jam Ikramullah Dharejo said that smuggling of wheat was a heinous act and it was urgent to stop it.

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