Use of unapproved funds by AJK ex-PM Tanveer Ilyas unearthed
April 17, 2023 04:11 PM
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chief secretary took notice of the use of secret funds and additional grants without approval during the tenure of former prime minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas and sought a report from the Finance Department, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
It has been learnt that the secret funds and additional grants had been used without approval at the behest of Sardar Tanveer Ilyas. The government funds bigger several times than the approved budget had been withdrawn.
An additional budget of Rs750 million had been withdrawn for the AJK PM secretariat in violation of the approved budget of Rs199.09 million, an official document reveals.
Under the head of the secret services fund, Rs60.5 million had been withdrawn in violation of the original budget of Rs20 million.
The additional supplementary budget had been released in the first three quarters of the current financial year.
The AJK Finance Department did not bring the matter of additional budget to the notice of the chief secretary.
The AJK chief secretary sought the details of the additional funds released.
Reporter: Awais Kiyani