ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday shaped a joint investigation staff to probe the scandalous irregularities amounting Rs19 billion within the Benazir Revenue Help Programme (BISP) throughout yr 2020 with the course to submit a report inside subsequent 15 days.
The assembly chaired by PAC chairman Noor Alam Khan directed the BISP and Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Division to offer a correct file to the probing staff comprising the Auditor Common of Pakistan, Federal Investigation Company (FIA) and Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The Chairman apprised the committee that nearly 1,43,000 had been beneficiaries of the rip-off and stated that the BISP being an establishment was established to help poor girls. Regardless of large anomalies, the erstwhile administration of BISP had not carried out any inquiry in opposition to the perpetrators of the crime.
He additional directed, ”the BISP representatives ought to present a whole file and knowledge for audit inspection, says that Auditor Common, FIA and NAB ought to register a First Data Report (FIR) in opposition to the incumbent BISP and Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Division high-ups – if in case of failure in giving related particulars and information to the staff.”
Senator Syed Musahid Hussain Syed, who raised the scandal concerning BISP irregularities earlier than the PAC, stated that such quantity must be utilized for the welfare and empowering the widow and orphan girls but it surely was unlucky that unlawful beneficiaries had taken advantages of it.
He stated it was the foremost accountability of PAC members to spotlight the scandals and irregularities, including BISP stalwarts had looted the nationwide exchequer ruthlessly.
Senator Mohsin Aziz questioned that BISP had not used the funds to alleviate the sufferings of deserving households and as a substitute stuffed the pockets of their blue-eyed.
MNA Nuzhat Pathan requested Secretaries of BISP and Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Division to specify guidelines in keeping with which they transferred money to Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners for flood-affected individuals in Sindh.
The committee had taken discover of their non-serious angle and proven disappointment, and resentment on the solutions and urged the authorities involved to hold out investigations in opposition to the irregularities and scandals in BISP and register FIR in opposition to the perpetrators.
The PAC assembly was attended by Sardar Riaz Mehmood Khan Mazari, MNA Nuzhat Pathan, MNA Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, MNA Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, MNA Syed Hussain Tariq, MNA Nawab Sher, MNA Naveed Dero, MNA Shahida Ali Akbar, MNA Dr Nisar Ahmed Cheema, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and Senator Mohsin Aziz (through video hyperlink).