Auditor General of Pakistan directs shift in focus on audit

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP): The Auditor General of Pakistan, Rana Asad Amin, has ordered the field audit offices to conduct more performance audits and special studies of public expenditure, especially in the case of social sectors like health and education.

In this way audit would be able to highlight the major issues causing hurdles in national development.

The Auditor General stated this while addressing the Directors General Audit attending the conference held in Auditor General’s Office here which finalized the audit plan for 2016-17.

The Auditor General exhorted the field auditors to keep abreast with the latest trends in public sector auditing and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of the public sector functionaries so that the value for money spent by them could be established.

The Directors General of Audit informed that they were now allocating more resources for performance audit and special studies as compare to the previous year.

They also stated that in the light of the instructions of the Auditor General, they had consulted different civil society organizations while preparing their audit plans.

The Auditor General expressed the hope that cooperation with the civil society organizations would further increase in the years to come in the greater interest of accountability and transparency.

The Auditor General advised the participants of the conference that they should implement the next year’s audit plans in letter and spirit and ensure quality of the audit reports through better supervision and monitoring.

The conference concluded with a resolve of the participants to work with dedication and commitments for ensuring better accountability and transparency of national resources.