NAB hands over recovered money to livestock dept

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QUETTA: The director general of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), retired Major Tariq Mehmood Malik, handed over a Rs5.214 million cheque to the director general of livestock department on Wednesday.

The amount is part of Rs7.752m recovered by NAB from some livestock department’s officials who had allegedly gained it through corruption.

Earlier, a cheque for Rs600,000 was given to the livestock director general.

The NAB’s Balochistan branch recently unearthed corruption in a project for rehabilitation of people from drought-hit areas of the province.

The federal government had provided funds to the department under the Animal Health Coverage Programme in 2009.

But some officials of the department embezzled Rs7.752m by supplying substandard veterinary medicines to people of the drought- hit areas.

The National Account­ability Bureau conducted an inquiry into the scam and recovered the embezzled amount from the officials involved.

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