Amid misconduct probe Auditor General makes charity from high salary

Buland Akhtar Rana

ISLAMABAD – The Auditor General of Pakistan Buland Akhtar Rana has now divided is high salary into four parts and made charity to Baitul Maal, Edhi Foundation and Shaukat Khanum Trust just as he was being probed by a committee in National Assembly for misusing the funds.

According to an official letter written by the Akhtar to Accountant General Pakistan Revenue (AGPR), he requested to divide his total salary into four equal parts for donating three of those into country’s leading charities.

After reducing his salary now he will be receiving only Rs 77,750 from April 1, 2014.

On March 22, PakistanTribe reported that the top most auditor of Pakistan was facing trouble due to an extraordinary increment in salary and utilizing unnecessary funds.

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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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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