Secret funds must be audited annually to avoid irregularities: SC

Apex court issues 20-page long verdict of the media commission case.


Web Desk July 16, 2013
Supreme Court of Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: All expenditure from the public exchequer including the secret funds of various governmental departments must be audited annually to avoid irregularities, the Supreme Court of Pakistan said on Tuesday.

The statement was made in a 20-page long verdict of the media commission case.

A three-judge bench of the court headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja announced the verdict.

Justice Khawaja, while reading out the verdict, said every single rupee in the national treasury is collected from the hard working public and must be used transparently.

He added that the secret funds are not exempted from this scrutiny.

The verdict, however, acknowledges the need of secrecy in cases involving sensitive issues.

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COMMENTS (5)

WFJ | 7 years ago | Reply

Is the Supreme Court itself above the law? When are they appearing before the Public Account Commottee?

A J Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

Why isn't Supreme Court presenting its expences before public accounts committee

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