Despite charity jibe, top aurditor summoned on April 8 to defend his misconduct

Buland Akhtar Rana (2)

ISLAMABAD – The sub-committee of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has summoned the Auditor General of Pakistan, Buland Akhtar Rana, to appear before the parliamentary body and defend the allegations of misusing funds despite the fact that he is now making charities out of his official salaries.

According to the details retrieved by the parliamentary secretariat, the sub committee of PAC held the proceedings of pertaining issue, however, Rana dodged the appearance citing his visit to abroad.

The subordinates from the office of Auditor General attended the committee’s proceedings and informed the parliamentary body regarding Rana’s claims.

The in-charge of PAC’s sub committee, Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, asked the staff of Auditor General’s office to convey as summon to Buland Akhtar Rana for personally appearing before the committee’s members on April 8, 2014.

PAC took notice of the matter by citing the increment in Rana’s salary  as ‘unauthorized’ and ordered further probe. Later, it was discovered that country’s top auditor was drawing as much as Rs100,000 per month in terms of transportation charges. Interestingly, he continued using official vehicle with a driver while separately charging for the service.

Moreover, according to an official letter written by Rana 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.

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