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First audit report of PTI govt. unveils irregularities and corruption amounting to Rs258bn

The first audit report of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government covering the fiscal year 2018-2019 has unveiled irregularities and corruption.

As per Dawn’s report, the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has unearthed misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds to the tune of over Rs12 billion, with irregularities of government funds amounting to Rs258bn.

The audit report has revealed corruption and fake receipts in ministries and departments to the tune of Rs12.56 billion.

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As being reported, the audit report states that the recovery cases of Rs79.59 billion in federal ministries were reported and a record of Rs17.96 billion was not provided to the auditor general by government departments.

The report further adds that Rs8.89 billion in corruption cases had been recorded owing to weak internal controls and cases worth Rs152.20 billion were reported due to poor financial management.

The AGP’s report covers the fiscal year 2018-19, recommends strict action, including references, to investigation agencies against those responsible.

The AGP has finalised its report on the audit year 2019-20 and it would be submitted to parliament and the president in a couple of days.

Saman Siddiqui

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