Country’s top auditor to face music over financial corruption


ISLAMABAD – The country’s top auditor might face the legal action after two and half months of first report, as sub committee presented the inquiry report in Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presided by Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah.

According to the details retrieved by parliament secretariat, PAC’s session was conducted on Tuesday in which its sub committee presented the detailed report on financial misconduct by Auditor General of Pakistan Buland Akhtar Rana.

PAC was considering the possible legal actions against the Auditor General but die to the low presence of lawmakers in National Assembly, the meeting was postponed until 11 am on Wednesday.

PakistanTribe reported on March 22 that PAC’s sub committee was probing into Rana’s more than usual salary hike.

PAC took notice of the matter by citing the increment in Akhtar’s salary  as ‘unauthorized’ and ordered further probe. Later, it was discovered that country’s top auditor was drawing as much as Rs 100,000 per month in terms of transportation charges. Interestingly, he continued using official vehicle with a driver while separately charging for the service.

Accountant General of Pakistan (AGP) is a constitutional post. Over the charges of misconduct, only the Supreme Judicial Council could remove the office bearer of AGP which would be formed by the government after approval of National Assembly.

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