The Director General Audit District Governments Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Muhammad Tariq Affridi while clarifying a news report regarding non submission
of audit report for the period from 2001-2010, has stated that the reports have
already been compiled and will be submitted to the competent forum very soon.
He explained that according to articles 169 and 170 of the constitution
of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 read with Sections-8 and 12 of the
Auditor Generalís (functions, powers and terms and conditions of service)
ordinance, 2001 (as amended) require the Auditor General of Pakistan to conduct
audit of the receipts and expenditure of local fund and public accounts of
district governments. He added that in compliance with the above statute the
office of the Director General Audit, District Govt: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has
been conducting audit and prepares audit reports of 24 District Governments of
the province since 2001.
He said that each district consists of more than 12 Executive District
Offices. Each EDO performs its duties as departmental accounting officer under
the overall supervision of DCO is the principal accounting officer. Therefore,
more than 3900 Auditee formations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which are incurring
expenditure in district government. Audit department caries out audit of
accounts of these auditee formations annually on random basis and prepares 24
district audit reports on yearly basis.
The DG Audit further said that the audit reports for the year 2011-12
have been submitted to provincial assembly on 27-8-2012 and the audit reports
pertaining to the remaining years with effect from 2001 and onwards will be
submitted to the competent forum in near future. He appreciated the Auditor
General of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Govt: for resolving the issue of
placing audit reports of district governments to them provincial assembly. He
has further informed that Muhammad Akhtar Buland Rana, the Auditor General of
Pakistan has taken up the matter with Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and
Speaker Provincial Assembly for placing the audit reports before PAC and
finally the longstanding issue has been resolved while placing the audit report
of 24 district governments with the Provincial Assembly on 27-8-2012.