The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) started a fresh investigation into the import of fertiliser which had caused losses of billions of rupees to the national exchequer.
According to reports, a NAB team raided the godowns of the National Fertilizer Marketing Ltd (NFML) at Phoolnagar and recovered 7,500 bags of imported fertiliser. Sources said that when weighed, every bag was short of 10 to 25 kilograms of fertiliser.
Reports said that high officials of the NFML were also taken into custody by the NAB team for their involvement in black-marketing.
The NAB and the FIA completed an investigation into billions of rupees in fertiliser subsidies during the previous government’s tenure but the reports were pushed under the carpet on the instructions of higher-ups.
Reports revealed that the NAB, on the instructions of higher-ups, had started the investigation afresh and that the raid at Phoolnagar was part of this investigation. The reports also stated that the imported fertiliser was smuggled into Afghanistan.