Audit of public sector spending essential for transparency: President

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ISLAMABAD, July 27 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said that the audit of public sector spending was
very essential to ensure transparency, judicious utilization
of money and accountability.

The President appreciated the improvement in performance
of the office of the Auditor General and noted with
satisfaction that the office had made recoveries worth
billions of rupees.

He also appreciated the work of Auditor General and
emphasized the need for improving the audit system to deliver even better results.

The President expressed these views while talking to
Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Rana Assad Amin who called on him, a press release said.

The President underscored that menace of corruption
could be eliminated if effective action was taken on the
irregularities pointed out in the audit reports.

He hoped that AGP would make audit more effective and
utilize the latest audit techniques to ensure judicious
utilization of public money and curb irregularities.

The Auditor General apprised the President about salient
features of the annual report and said the policy of merit was
being strictly observed in the organization which was
delivering better results.