QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested former Balochistan food minister Mir Izhar Hussain Khosa over embezzlement charges.
According to NAB sources, Khoso, a member of the ruling PML-N, has inflicted a loss of Rs280 million to the national exchequer.
The accused had allegedly posted grade six employees at Sariab road food store in violation of service rules and merit. Over 65,000 bags of wheat weighing 100kgs were missing from the same food store.
The accused was shifted to NAB’s regional headquarters for interrogation.
Khosa, who was elected from PB-27 Jaffarabad, is expected to be produced before an accountability court for a remand hearing by NAB on Wednesday.