The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) report has indicated irregularities worth Rs. 957 billion in the accounts of the Sindh government over the past nine years.
Reportedly, both new and old members of the provincial assembly (MPA) have rejected the reports published by the AGP.
Nevertheless, the said reports have pointed out Rs. 32.81 billion in irregularities in the fiscal year 2009-10, Rs. 23.1 billion in 2010-11, and Rs. 25.17 billion in 2011-12.
The irregularities found in 2012-13 amounted to Rs. 62.88 billion, Rs. 23.54 billion in 2013-14, Rs. 129.71 billion in 2014-15, Rs. 94 billion in 2015-16, Rs. 263 billion in 2016-17, and Rs. 292 billion in 2017-18.
While the staggering amount of irregularities has been found in the government’s accounts, the Public Accounts Committee is still to be constituted six months after the formation of Sindh Assembly.
The provincial watchdog has the task to overlook the financial matters of the government. Till its formation, the government operations will continue unchecked and the alleged irregularities will go unabated.