PAC orders Toshakhana audit to determine losses.

ISLAMABAD -- The PubAAlic Accounts CommiAttee on Tuesday ordered audit of the Toshakhana to determine losses to the national exchequer after dignitaries retained presents given by foreign governments instead of depositing them into the vault of gifts.

'We also demand the goAvernment to recover huAnAdAred per cent payment from affluent dignitaries - politicians, judges and genAerals, who kept foreign gifts,' the chairman of PubAlic Accounts CommiAttee (PAC), MNA Noor Alam Khan, said.

Mr Khan directed the office of Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) to make the findings public.

The office of the AGP responded that a team had already been constituted and audit of the ToshaAkhana would begin from Wednesday.

The Public Accounts Committee met to review the audit paras of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, 2021-22.

The PAC found irregularities worth billions rupees in the audit paras of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Karachi Dock Labour Board, and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation. Some of the most blatant violations included unverified revenue receipt by Traffic and Finance Department of Rs45 billion.

The AGP said that the KPT did not have a mechanism to maintain detailed and proper record of all containers and non-containerised cargo.

Similarly, the audit pointed out unjustified...

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