The Public Accounts Committee of Gilgit-Baltistan (PAC G-B) has detected embezzlement cases worth Rs60.32 million in different departments of the area from January 2010 to October 2012. “The Gilgit-Baltistan government is trying to recover the embezzled amount,” PAC G-B Chairman Syed Raziuddin Rizvi said on Saturday.
He added that from 1997 to October 2010 the Public Accounts Committee was the domain of the federal government adding that during the period, the federal PAC had also detected embezzlement worth Rs421.1 million in different departments of G-B.
Rizvi said that Food and Agriculture, Public Works Department and Education were the major departments in G-B where the cases of embezzlement were being reported from. He said five members are elected representatives of G-B Legislative Assembly, while auditor general of Pakistan, accountant general of Pakistan, minister for finance, secretary finance and planning G-B are also part of the PAC.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2013.
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