Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
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PAC examines appropriation accounts of Information Ministry

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of Public Accounts Committee was held in Islamabad with Syed Khurshid Shah in the chair.

The committee examined the appropriation accounts of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Establishment Division from year 1998-99.

A member of the committee Raja Javed Ikhlas drew attention towards embezzlement of over 140 million rupees in former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s constituency NA-51.

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended no government officer should perform Hajj at government expenses.

PAC met under its chairman Syed Khurshid Shah in parliament house to review audit objections for the year 1998-99 in respect of ministry of information and broadcasting.

On inquiring from the committee DG Radio told that he had performed Hajj at government expenses but he had returned all the amount incurred by him in this connection on return from Hajj being objected by the ministry. Committee said no government officer should perform Hajj at government expenses.

Sheikh Rashid member of the committee said several employees are receiving salary less than 4200 in radio and the committee be informed how many employees are getting pay less than Rs 4200.

Khurshid Shah told the committee that Supreme Court (SC) had given the decision that if registrar has to be called then court’s decision will have to be challenged. Parliament cannot undo SC verdict. No decision has been taken so far to file appeal plea in this regard.

Later talking to newsmen‚ Khurshid Shah said the committee has sought details of those projects of PPP period which are still incomplete.
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