–NFC members led by Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar call on CM
LAHORE: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Javed Jahangir called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office here Friday and apprised him about the performance of the department.
The chief minister said on the occasion that the AGP office was very important to ensure judicious utilisation of national resources, and added that the government is a trustee of the national resources.
He said that rightful utilisation of national resources was agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He said that the incumbent government was spending hard-earned money of the people as a sacred trust.
He said that corruption, mismanagement and irregularities could be checked through a regular audit of the government departments. A special audit of some departments would be conducted in Punjab, he added. He said that transparent utilisation of the government resources would be ensured at every level and a new example would be set by spending people’s money on them.
He said that indiscriminate accountability was the agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and those who looted national resources would be held accountable for each and every penny. He said that audit of departments by the Auditor General of Pakistan was a laudable step.
He said that regular audit of departments would be ensured. Javed Jahangir said that AG Pakistan would fully cooperate with the Punjab government for making internal audit system effective. Support will also be provided for enhancing the capability of DDOs, he added. Additional AG Punjab Zia-ur-Rehman, Deputy Auditor General (Central) Mrs Tanvir Hamid, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Principal Secretary to CM and others were also present.
NFC MEMBERS CALL ON CM:
Members of the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC), led by Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umar, called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at Civil Secretariat, here on Friday.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra, Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Javan Bakhat, Members of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh provinces including Salman Shah, Mehfooz Ali Khan and Asad Saeed were also present.
CM welcomed the Commission members, saying that the meeting of the working groups for the NFC Award was a good omen.
He said that progress on the NFC Award would promote national solidarity and inter-provincial harmony. The chief minister also hosted a single-dish luncheon in honour of the NFC members.