ISLAMABAD - Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly has directed Auditor General of Pakistan to execute a special audit of Pakistan Army's stores. The PAC also directed the Defence Ministry to formulate a policy regarding ownership rights of civilians in cantonment areas and submit its copies to the Committee in its next monthly meeting, besides briefing it in that regard. These directions were made in a PAC meeting presided over by its Chairman and the Leader of Opposition in the NA Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan at Parliament House Tuesday. The Audit Report 2005-06 of Defence Ministry was discussed in the meeting. The Chairman PAC said that law was equal for all and there must be transparency in the functioning of different departments. The audit official told the meeting that Rs 1.5 million medicines were purchased for Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, without inviting tenders. In this regard, the Chairman PAC directed the Secretary of Defence Ministry to form special teams for monitoring the purchase of drugs and other equipment by military hospitals around the country and submit a comprehensive report to the Committee within one month. The audit official told the meeting that different institutions and departments used the aeroplanes of Army Aviation Authority form 1998 to 2005 and hadn't paid dues yet. "The AJK President owes Rs 17.2 million, Governor NWFP Rs 3.5 million, Cabinet Division Rs 1.4 million and rescue Italian Patients owes Rs 1 million," he added. The Committee directed Defence Ministry to recover dues from defaulters within one month. The audit official told the meeting that Defence Ministry had signed two agreements with contractor for supplying edible items to Rawalpindi depot but both contractors had failed to fulfil it. "Neither the Ministry blacklisted the contractors, nor an amount of Rs 10 million was recovered from contractors," he added. The PAC Chairman directed Defence Secretary to take action in that regard.