ISLAMABAD - Auditor General of Pakistan Rana Assad Amin on Friday said that it was his resolve to turn the AGP office into an entity which would ensure transparency and accountability in the financial matters of all the government bodies in the true spirit of its manifesto.

He made these remarks during a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Rana Assad apprised the Minister about the plan of action that he had initiated to revamp the Office of the Auditor General and revive the confidence of the officers to perform their duties with dedication.

Minister Dar appreciated the initiatives that the Auditor General was taking for effective working of the AGP’s office. The Minister also on this occasion discussed the matter regarding proposed separation of Audit and Accounts groups. He said decision in this regard needed to be taken in consultation with the Auditor General. He also appreciated the efforts of the Auditor General for clearing the gap of submission of Audit Reports and their consideration by the PAC.

Meanwhile, in other development, Finance Minister chaired a meeting with Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa and other senior officers of FBR here. The Minister appreciated the FBR team on its hard work and tireless efforts for collection of revenue during the fiscal year 2014-15.The Minister also lauded their contribution regarding preparation of budget which he said was a wonderful team effort.

The Minister on this occasion emphasised that the last days of June were important in achieving the revenue target for the current fiscal year by FBR and all out efforts should be made in this regard.

The Minister said that the government has tried its best to accommodate the suggestions and recommendations of all the stakeholders in finalising the budget 2015-16 and focused on the wellbeing of the most deserving and needy segments of the society.

Chairman FBR thanked the Finance Minister for the appreciation and assured him that his team would try its level best to achieve the revenue target.