Detecting corruption: Embezzlement worth Rs60.32m detected in G-B

Food and Agriculture, Public Works Department, Education were major departments where embezzlement was reported from.


January 13, 2013
“The Gilgit-Baltistan government is trying to recover the embezzled amount,” PAC G-B Chairman Syed Raziuddin Rizvi said. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:


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. 

COMMENTS (2)

Jamal | 8 years ago | Reply

only 60 million is it a joke?

Amir Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

60 million sounds like a very small figure if one is to consider the amount the GB government is spending on PR exercises, the Cm's networking visits to the length and breadth of Pakistan, newspaper adverts, the ministers and advisors monthly visits to Islamabad, hosting of some federal or provincial minister visiting the area on official picnis.

The moniker of chota dubai suits GB well.

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