PTI govt’s first audit shows Rs270 bn irregularities, corruption: report

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: The first audit report of the incumbent federal government has actually revealed irregularities and corruption to the tune of Rs270 billion in 40 federal government departments and ministries under its period.

According to media reports, the auditor general of Pakistan has actually prepared the audit report of 2019-20 after carrying out an audit of 40 federal government ministries and departments.

The audit exposed corruption and phony invoices in ministries and departments to the tune of Rs1256 billion. It specified that recovery cases of Rs7959 billion in federal ministries were reported and a record of Rs1796 billion was not offered to the auditor basic by federal government departments.

The report even more stated that Rs8.89 billion in corruption cases had actually been taped owing to weak internal controls and cases worth Rs15220 billion were reported due to bad financial management.

The auditor basic advised that federal government organizations not be permitted to carry out expenses unless authorized from the parliament and likewise, to not permit extra grants to these organizations without the parliament’s approval.

He advised that corruption cases be turned over to investigative firms.

The Law Today Pakistan (TLTP) is an independent news service.

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