Published On: Fri, Jul 16th, 2021
Published in Category: Karachi

PAC seeks progress report on cases referred to NAB

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ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has sought the progress report in respect of cases sent to NAB saying NAB will have to inform that it has made recovery of over Rs 400 billion from whom.

Khawaja Asif has demanded of PAC that parliament is supreme therefore, it should not send ministries related corruption cases to FIA or NAB and it should rather decide them on its own.

PAC met in parliament house under its chairman Rana Tanveer Thursday.

Summoning the progress report on the cases sent to NAB PAC chairman Rana Tanvir Hussain said “ provide the details of amount of recovery made and name of politicians and bureaucrats from whom the recovery has been made and how many among them entered into plea bargain.

He went on to say NAB holds press conference that recovery of Rs 400 billion has been made. NAB should tell from whom he has made this recovery.

He said that NAB should submit detailed report in respect of PAC pending cases.

Khawaja Asif said that PAC should not send the cases to NAB or FIA. Parliament is supreme and the matters should be settled along with ministries. PAC should protect its parameters.

Ayyaz Sadiq said so far we have not come to know that how much recovery has been made by NAB from which politician and bureaucrat.

PAC expressed its displeasure over absence of controller general accounts. Chairman Senate sent back the deputy controller.

Audit report in respect of ministry of planning for the financial year 2019-20 also came under consideration

Audit told the PAC that NLC awarded contract for installation of escalators in Karachi Green Line RTS without inviting tenders. A sum of Rs 960 million were spent on the project.

Secretary planning told the PAC NLC is with ministry of planning as formality. NLC is independent institution.

NLC authorities said Karachi Infrastructure Development Company laid the condition that escalators of only Schandle have to be installed. PPRA law allows us to do so.

PAC decided to solicit opinion from PPRA.

Audit said NLC made overpayments to the contractors despite incomplete work. NLC paid over Rs 178 million to several companies including Habib Rafiq and Khan.

Audit wrote para on the basis of our internal letter and how the para was written on the basis of a secret letter.

PAC sought detailed report of the matter.

Secretary Planning said it is our request that NLC be withdrawn from ministry of planning as we can not control it.