More than 6,000 energy saver bulbs that were purchased in 2014 for Muharram have gone missing from the store of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in Peshawar.
The store room does not have a single bulb in place while no one has any record of the government property lost.
District Vice-Nazim Qasim Ali Shah said that the district administration was not responsible for the lost inventory.
Town One’s Nazim Zahid Nadeem was also approached but he declined to comment.
According to sources, after Muharram 2014, the bulbs were shifted to government storage. Adding to the loss, rains in the past week have damaged another 1,000 bulbs installed in streets. As of now, the stock only has 900 light bulbs available.
The government has spent lacs of rupees again to buy 6,000 bulbs ahead of Muharram on emergency basis.
There are at least 65 Imambargas in Peshawar. The Muharram gatherings have started in the Imambargas since Monday night.