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.