Auditor general detects Rs274.237 bn embezzlement
22 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The auditor general of Pakistan detected Rs274.237 billion embezzlement, irregularities, violation of rules and regulations and weakness of record in audit report of the accounts of the federal government in the financial year 2011-12.
The audit report of the accounts of the federal government for 2012-13 was laid before the National Assembly on Wednesday in which the department of audit detected embezzlement, misappropriation, irregularities and violation of rules and regulations in the federal government.
According to the report, there were five cases of embezzlement of public money and factious payments amounting to Rs60.199 million, 173 cases of irregular expenditure/payments and violations of rules amounting to Rs131,2013.986 million, 68 cases of recovery amounting to Rs3,012.454 million, 16 instances of irregularities pertaining to non-production of record amounting to Rs2.027.362 million, seven cases pertaining to weak internal controls amounting to Rs65,893.308 million, three cases pertaining to weak financial management amounting to Rs4,117.744 million and 54 cases to unsound asset management amounting to Rs91,464.364 million.
The report says that the total expenditure of the federal government for the financial year 2011-12 was Rs1785.73 billion, the auditable expenditure under jurisdiction of the Directorate General Audit was Rs1182.134 billion covering 64 ministries and divisions. The audit department recovered Rs717.372 million from July 2012 to January 2013 and Rs196.456 million from February 2011 to June 2012.