ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said action had been initiated against the Customs officers who failed to curb smuggling of wheat to Afghanistan.
Addressing a public meeting in Sialkot, she said, “The Federal Investigation Agency is investigating the matter and an inquiry has been launched after identification of the Customs officers involved in wheat smuggling at Quetta and Torkham border.”
The special assistant said Pakistan would always stand by oppressed people of occupied Kashmir in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
She said February 5 will be observed as day of solidarity with besieged Kashmiri brethren and the world community would be sensitized about the ongoing Indian atrocities in the occupied territory.
On Jan 22, Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed a three-member committee to investigate the controversy surrounding wheat and flour.
The Director-General of the FIA shall convene the Committee, while its three other members shall be Director-General Anti-Corruption Punjab, Member of the IB not below BS 20/21 and any other member that the Convener may co-opt.
The committee must describe the causes and circumstances which lead to the controversy over the wheat.
It will also provide evaluations and management of federal and provincial wheat stocks.
The committee will also complete its investigation and report to the Prime Minister until sixth of next month.