Peshawar: 20,000kg sugar seized
PESHAWAR: The district administration on Saturday seized 20,000kg of sugar donated by foreign countries for the flood affected people.
“We have seized 4,000 sugar bags each weighing 50kg stored in a warehouse in Nishtarabad”, DCO Siraj Ahmed told Dawn News.
Instead of distributing the sugar among the affected people, the DCO said, it had been sold to the sugar mafia in Peshawar and was subsequently to be smuggled to Afghanistan.
The price of sugar was high in Afghanistan than Peshawar, he said. The alleged owner of sugar Naseer Ahmed had been arrested, he said.