Pakistan News Service

Sunday Apr 20, 2014, Jumada-al-thani 19, 1435 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

SC orders forensic audit of Balochistan uplift schemes

06 December, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Announcing its judgement in the case regarding misappropriation of development funds by the former coalition government of Balochistan led by Nawab Aslam Raisani, the Supreme Court has ordered that the government of Balochistan, being the executive authority, must, under the law, ensure forensic audit of leftover 75% projects/schemes.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, observed, "On receipt of the audit report, the matter should be taken up with the civil and criminal law enforcing agencies to ensure that delinquents, who have allegedly indulged in corruption and corrupt practices, are dealt with strictly in accordance with law so that it may serve as a deterrent for such like minded persons in future as well."

The court noted that there is yet another painful aspect of the matter, that the provincial government under PWPI allocated an amount of Rs 30 million per year for each MPA. "However, as per the material available on record, such amount was spent by the departments in a non-transparent and illegal manner.

In some of the cases, as is evident from the contents of the report, concerned authorities entrusted the funds of PSDP or those arising out of the fund/budget allocated to MPAs to the departments or the executing agencies of their choice without any justification," it added.

The court said that the present situation in Balochistan runs contrary to Article 3 of the constitution, which provides that the state shall ensure the elimination of all forms of exploitation.

End.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Artilce 6 and Musharraf Trail
Blocking Nato supply line
  Quick Vote Show Results
Question: "In view of the current situation do you think Talks with Taliban should take place only within the ambit of Article 4 of Objectives Resolution that defines our Common Purpose i.e. PM/ President down to all Pakistanis to work till we achieve the rights of Democracy, Freedom, Tolerance and Social Justice for all Pakistanis:"
Yes
No
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', three civilians in Yemen: security
Senior journalist Hamid Mir hurt in Karachi attack
Suggested Sites