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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested former food minister Balochistan Mir Izhar Hussain Khosa over embezzlement charges.

Khoso, a member of the ruling PML-N, has inflicted a loss of Rs280 million to the national exchequer, NAB sources said.

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The accused had posted grade six employee at Sariab road food store in violation of service rules and merit, sources said. Over 65,000 bags of wheat weighing 100kgs were missing in the same food store, they added.

The accused was shifted to NAB’s regional headquarters for interrogation.

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