ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday expressed its annoyance on the briefing of the Ministry of Planning and Improvement on the continued improvement tasks and termed it deceptive which negates the information and figures. PAC held its assembly with the chair of its Chairman Syed Khursheed Shah right here through which the Ministry of Planning and Improvement gave the briefing to the committee on the continued improvement tasks. Expressing its dismay over the Planning Fee’s briefing, PAC noticed that the joke was being made with the committee whereas presenting details and statistics because the street undertaking of latest Islamabad Airport which has beenmentioned within the paperwork at the price of over Rs02 billion, however the officers of theMinistry of Planning and Improvement have been telling the price at Rs1.eighty one billion. “Why the flawed figures have been talked about within the paperwork,” the committee questioned and noticed that it confirmed the ministry’s angle in the direction of Parliament’s accountability discussion board. PAC additionally questioned how they obtained the passage of the flawed figures from Parliament. “Even the knowledge sought from the Ministry of Planning and Improvement sought was not introduced into the committee assembly,” the committee noticed. It was revealed within the PAC assembly that the Inexperienced Line Transport System, which was initiated for Karachi and permitted within the yr 2014, was being progressed on sluggish tempo and solely 60 % was accomplished but. PAC Chairman Syed Khursheed didn’t comply with the declare of the Ministry of Planning and Improvement about the completion of 60 % of the undertaking, saying solely 35 % of it’s accomplished up to now and as a result of delay in execution, the price of the undertaking was being elevated manifold. PAC has summoned the highest officers of the Finance Ministry, Communication Ministry and Ministry of Planning and Improvement on October four. Whereas briefing the committee, the officers of the Ministry of Planning and Improvement advised the committee that complete 1,022 improvement tasks have been conceived and there have been 582 ongoing improvement tasks for which Rs536 billion has been launched. The officers of the Ministry of Planning advised the committee that the full prices of the tasks was Rs1,318 billion and there have been 1,018 improvement tasks of the ministries for which Rs866 billion was allotted. The PAC chairman questioned the standards of timeframe of completion of improvement tasks as in Pakistan it takes 5 to 6 years that will increase the price of the venture as compared to on the planet. The officers informed the committee that the timeframe of three years to 5 years was fastened for the completion of the challenge. To a question of PAC, the officers informed the committee that the complete value of ongoing improvement tasks was Rs4, 500 billion. The PAC chairman then noticed that the continued improvement tasks weren’t accomplished, and new tasks have been began which add to the whole value of ongoing improvement tasks and new improvement undertaking then its value comes up about Rs6,000 billion. The officers informed the committee that over Rs6.eighty four billion has been allotted for the Inexperienced Bus venture. PAC expressed its dismay on the Ministry of Planning and Improvement and remarked that solely 35 % has been spent on the challenge within the final 4 years, and it also needs to be requested from the Sindh authorities why they weren’t finishing the tasks. Ministry of Planning and Improvement secretary stated that the the Planning Fee solely launched the funds for the tasks, and it was not our duty for the expenditure on the tasks however was of the ministries.
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