The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Tuesday summoned Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Buland Akhtar Rana over allegations of financial impropriety levelled against him by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The lower house of parliament had filed a complaint against the chief financial regulator after a recommendation by the sub-committee of the parliamentary watch dog called for the disqualification of Rana as auditor general.
This is the first time in the country’s history that a complaint has been filed in the SJC seeking the removal of the auditor general.
Subsequently, the judicial body issued a show cause notice to the AGP, asking him to submit a reply within 14 days on allegations of corruption. After examining the AGP’s reply, the judicial body decided to summon him for the hearing scheduled for November 27.
The subcommittee had initiated a probe against Rana and discovered that there was truth to the allegations.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2014.
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