Auditor General of Pakistan Buland Akhtar Rana disclosed on Saturday that the audit reports of the PPPP and Musharraf eras were submitted by his office with the president office but neither were they discussed in the Parliament nor by the Public Accounts Committee.

“Instead these reports were shelved by the then governments,” he added while addressing the members of executive committee of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI). He pointed out that bad governance was the main hurdle in the progress, prosperity and development of Pakistan.

He said that both the past and present rulers protected one another by giving cover to one another’s financial irregularities and wrongdoings. He said that there was no culture of accountability in the country. He emphasised that timely accountability of public funds by the public representatives had not started as a result appropriate action and rectification where required, could not be taken.” We submit our report as a national “Mohtasib” but these reports are treated as some pieces of papers and these were shelved after being packed in envelopes.

Shedding light on the functions of AGP office, he said that the institution worked to bring down the scale of corruption in the country. He emphasized the need for introducing processes in allocation and spending of funds which would lead to prevention and curtailment of corruption in the country.

He said that the government should ensure across-the-board and transparent accountability, keeping in view its hairline difference with political victimization. 

He said the government should ensure transparency and good governance which were closely linked with the accountability of public offices. “We have conducted Audit of TMAs and Union Councils for last three years and pointed out irregularities of Rs35 billion,” he revealed.

IHP PLAN HELP: Islamic Help Pakistan, a non-governmental organisation, is going to offer non-food items to the flood affectees to protect them from upcoming winter season in district Rajanpur.

is was declared  by the Chief Executive Officer Islamic Help Pakistan (IHP) Allama Muhammad Khalilur Rehmaan Qadiri while talking to the media here on Saturday. He said that the articles to be distributed included blankets, clothes, mosquito kits and others which would be provided to 2000 flood stricken people. He added that IHP in collaboration with Emergency Response Fund (US) had launched survey for registration of the flood hit citizens in district Rajanpur.

He informed that the delivery of the items would begin soon after Eidul Azha. Khalilur Rehman also observed that IHP had provided food items and also constructed shelters for the flooded people in Rajanpur. He maintained that IHP would not leave the calamity hit people alone at the critical juncture of life.