PAC takes notice of irregularities: Nepotism in information ministry, departments
ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2005: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on April 29 took serious notice of cases of nepotism and administrative and financial lapses in the information ministry and its subordinate departments.
The committee gave directives to Information Secretary Shahid Rafi, PTV Managing-Director Arshad Khan and PBC Director-General Tariq Imam to end the undue patronization of a consultant and a theatre group in violation of rules and regulations.
The PAC stopped short of passing a stricture for making a corruption case against the ministry officials for giving undue favour and causing Rs2.5 million loss to the public exchequer by appointing the former editor of an Urdu newspaper, Anwar Khalil, as consultant in Radio Pakistan without approval of the competent authority.
The PAC chairman directed the official to stop all the perks and privileges of Mr Khalil who was appointed without approval of the competent authority.