The Auditor General found Corruption in Pakistan armed forces

Pakistan: Auditor General’s office detects Rs323bn bungling – By Amir Wasim

ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan, in reports on the accounts of various federal ministries and departments for the 2008-09 year, has detected financial irregularities worth over Rs323 billion. The reports were submitted in the National Assembly by the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Babar Awan, on Monday as per constitutional requirement. Now the reports on each ministry will be taken up by the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee.

The highest irregularities—Rs116.341 billion—have been detected in the Federal Board of Revenue, followed by Rs111.174 billion in accounts of the ministry of Water and Power and Rs22.323 billion in the accounts of civil works of various government agencies.

The audit report on the accounts of ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources reveals financial irregularities worth Rs17.239 billion and Pakistan Railways has committed financial wrongdoings worth Rs15.677 billion.

The management of the Pakistan Steel also failed to satisfy the auditors about irregularities amounting to Rs15.656 billion.

The report has detected irregularities of over Rs7.84 billion in the accounts of Trading Corporation of Pakistan, over Rs3.844 billion in the telecommunication sector and over Rs2.5 billion in the accounts of defence services, including the Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy.

An anomaly of over Rs2.95 billion has been detected in the accounts of the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited.

The report has also found anomaly of Rs1.08 billion in the accounts of Employees Old-age Benefit Institute.

Following are the departments, corporations and ministries where the audit reports have detected irregularities worth over Rs100 million: Pakistan Baitul Maal (Rs941 million); Port Qasim Authority (Rs762m); Pakistan State Oil (Rs650m); Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Rs574m); Pakistan Ordnance Factories (Rs529m); Pakistan Re-Insurance Company Limited (Rs506.36m); Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation Limited (Rs463m); Pakistan Television Corporation (Rs421m); Pakistan International Airlines (Rs347m); National Fertilizer Marketing Limited (Rs248m); Utility Stores Corporation (Rs247m); Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (Rs242m); Zakat and Ushr (Rs234m); Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Rs150m); National Logistic Cell (Rs115m) and Export Processing Zones Authority (Rs104m).

Tuesday, 04 May, 2010

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