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Paramilitary forces refused to hold audit of expenditures

ISLAMABAD: The representatives of the Auditor General of Pakistan have revealed during the special committee meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the para military forces have refused to hold audit of their expenditures. The representatives of the armed forces have opined that the Public Accounts Committee is an advisory body and it could not issue directions regarding the audit of expenditures.

The special committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Convener Zahid Hamid at Parliament House and the committee decided to take the matter in Public Accounts Committee. The committee reviewed the pace of implementation of its previous decisions taken about the audit objections of various ministries.

The representatives of the audit department revealed that Rangers, Coast Guards, FC and other paramilitary forces have refused to hold audit of their expenditures. Representatives of the Auditor General said that when they informed the authorities about the clear cut decision of PAC regarding their audit the forces personnel said that PAC is an advisory body and it could not issue directions regarding the audit of these organizations.

The representatives of audit department also informed that they had also contacted Interior Ministry and the ministry told that it has issued directives to hold the audit of their expenditures to paramilitary forces. Zahid Hamid directed the audit department personnel to inform PAC about the issue in a written form.-SANA

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