Due to their suspected involvement in the theft of 40,392 tonnes of wheat worth billions of rupees, 67 personnel from the Sindh Food Department have been suspended and given show-cause letters.
With the assistance of the workers, the wheat was taken from government storage facilities spread over ten districts.
The stolen wheat, according to information, was taken from storage facilities in Dadu, Larkana, Nawabshah, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Ghotki, Sanghar, and Mirpurkhas.
In response, the food department has instructed food supervisors and food inspectors to provide justifications for why they shouldn’t be fired.
The suspended officers include 49 food supervisors and 18 food inspectors who have all allegedly been implicated in the theft.
By taking this action, the food department is demonstrating its zero-tolerance approach towards corruption and holding offenders accountable.