NFC, TCP supplied under-weight urea bags

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ISLAMABAD : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has unearthed a fresh scam regarding supply of under-weight bags of urea across the country by government owned organizations: National Fertiliser Corporation (NFC) and Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP).


It has been learnt that the two to four kg less urea is packed in a 50kg bag of urea and the deduced quantity is sold separately to mint money.


In this connection, the NAB on Monday conducted separate raids in Rawalpindi and Karachi and found under-weight bags of urea in godowns of NFC and TCP.


“Based on a complaint received by NAB Rawalpindi against officials of National Fertiliser Corporation and Trading Corporation of Pakistan, accusing these officials of supplying underweight bags of urea, NAB took notice of the accusation,” NAB spokesman Ramzan Sajid said.


With the assistance of local police, NAB raided NFC godowns in Kasur and found the complaint to be factual. Subsequently, NAB team from Karachi also raided the TCP warehouse in Lyari, Karachi, and also discovered urea bags which were underweight.


Both godowns/warehouses have been sealed.


An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the magnitude of the scam, the extent of loss caused to the state, and identify officials involved in it.


A source in the NAB said some 7,500 bags have been sealed during two separate raids in both cities.


It is expected that top officials of the NFC and TCP may be taken to task for the fresh scam.

Courtesy:  Dawn

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