PML-N alleges massive ‘embezzlement’ in corona relief fund
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb Thursday alleged the reason why the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) did not publish the audit general of Pakistan’s report on the coronavirus relief fund was because it had pointed out an ‘embezzlement’ of around Rs40 billion, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, she said it was strange that the government had, what she claimed, rejected the findings of its own auditor general by not making them public.
“This is the report not compiled by me or the PML-N, but by the auditor general of Pakistan (AGP),” she said, adding it had been made binding by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the government to make the report public, which, unfortunately, it had not done so far.
Quoting from the report, Marriyum said it said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government violated the rules by ignoring the best bidders, making fraudulent payments, violating the PEPPRA rules, making substandard procurements, mismanaging Covid-19 funds, purchasing poor quality equipment and misuse of authority. “And when explanation was sought from the PTI government in KP, there was no reply,” she said.