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JURISDICTION REPORT




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INTRODUCTION

      The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is an
institution by which the Parliaments exercise their
role in the Parliamentary oversight of public
finance. The PAC examines public finance after
expenditure has taken place. This is an ex post
facto responsibility.
     The present PAC is the 13th Public Accounts
Committee of Pakistan and for the very first time in
the history of Pakistan, the present Govt of
Pakistan has given the Chairmanship of the PAC to
the leader of the opposition for maintaining
transparency in the financial accountability of the
Federal Ministries/Divisions/Departments.

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Composition of the Present PAC
    1    Ch.Nisar Ali Khan
    2    Mr.Riaz Fatyana
    3    Mrs.Rukhsana Bangash
    4    Mr.Aftab Shaban Mirani
    5    Mrs.Faryal Talpur
    6    Mr.Nadeem Afzal Chan
    7    Mr.Saeed Ahmad Zafar
    8    Mrs.Yasmeen Rehman
    9    Khawaja Mohammad Asif
    10   Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
    11   Mr.Zahid Hamid
    12   Rana Mahmood-ul-Hassan
    13   Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada
    14   Mr.Bahadur Ahmad Khan Sihar
    15   Mr.Hamid Yar Hiraj
    16   Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi
    17   Mr.Asfandyar Wali
    18   Mrs.Asiya Nasir
    19   Sardar Ali Mohammad Khan Mahar
    20   Minister-in-charge for Finance and Revenue

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FUNCTIONS


    According to rule 203 of the rules of
procedure and Conduct of Business in the
National Assembly 2007,the PAC examines the
accounts showing the appropriation of sums
granted by the Assembly for the expenditure
of the Government, the annual finance
accounts of the Government, the report of the
 Auditor-General of Pakistan and such other
 matters as the Minister for Finance may refer
to it.

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(2) While scrutinizing the appropriation accounts of
    the Government and the reports of the Auditor-
    General of Pakistan thereon, it shall be the duty of
    the Committee to satisfy itself
   (a) that the money shown in the accounts as
       having been disbursed were legally available
       for and applicable to the service or purpose to
       which they have been applied or charged;
   (b) that the expenditure conforms to the authority
       which governs it; and
   (c) that every re-appropriation has been made in
       accordance with the provisions made in this
       behalf under rules framed by the Ministry of
       Finance.


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(3) It shall also be the duty of the Committee
(a)   to examine the statement of accounts showing the income
      and expenditure of state corporations, trading and manufacturing
      schemes, concerns and projects together with the balance sheets and
      statements of profit and loss accounts which the President may have
      required to be prepared or are prepared under the provisions of the
      statutory rules regulating the financing of a particular corporation
      trading or manufacturing scheme or concern or project and the report
      of the Auditor-General of Pakistan thereon;
(b)   to examine the statement of accounts showing the income
      and expenditure of autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, the
      audit of which may be conducted by the Auditor-General of Pakistan
      either under the directions of the President or under an Act of the
      Parliament; and
(c) to consider the report of the Auditor-General of Pakistan in
    cases where the President may have required him to conduct the
    audit of any receipts or to examine the accounts of stores and
    stocks.

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(4) If any money has been spent on any service during a
    financial year in excess of the amount granted by the
    Assembly for that purpose, the Committee shall
    examine with reference to the facts of each case the
    circumstances leading to such an excess and make
    such recommendations as it may deem fit.




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CONTINUITY OF THE PROCEEDINGS

   Notwithstanding anything contained in the rules,
    the Public Accounts Committee may proceed from
    the stage where the previous Committee left the
    proceedings before the dissolution of the
    Assembly. [Rule 205]




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SUB COMMITTEES

   A       Committee may constitute one or more
    sub-committees, each having the powers of the whole
    Committee, to examine any matter that may be
    referred to them. [Rule 224(1)]


REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE

   The order of reference to a sub-committee shall
    clearly state the point or points for investigation. The
    report of the sub-committee shall be considered by the
    whole Committee and when approved by the whole
    Committee, be deemed to be the report of the
    Committee. [Rule 224(2)]


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DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS COMMITTEES (DAC)

The Departmental Accounts Committees (DAC) is a forum
where audit paras are discussed between the representatives
of the Audit Office and the relevant Ministry for arriving on an
agreed position. The meetings of DAC’s are chaired by the
PAO/Secretary of the Ministry/Division and comprises a
representative from the office of the Auditor General and
Ministry of Finance. The minutes of DAC meeting are
considered by the PAC, which takes a final decision on its
recommendations.
This forum was established by the M/o Finance vide their
instructions issued on 04-12-1984 and 13-02-1998. The results
of DAC meetings have been encouraging and it proved to be a
useful filtering forum.


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PAC MEETINGS

The present PAC has decided to hold its
meetings throughout the year keeping in
view the commitments of the members pf
the PAC.




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UNFINISHED WORK OF THE COMMITTEE


   Any report, memorandum or note that the
    Committee may have prepared, or any evidence that
    the Committee may have taken before the
    dissolution of the Assembly, shall be made available
    to the new Committee. [Rule 204]




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     AUDITOR-GENERAL REPORTS RECEIVED/EXAMINED
                                     (1985-86-to 2008-2009)
       Sl.     Year of Account to   Dates on which Audit   Dates on which Audit   PAC reports placed
       No        which report       Reports presented to    Reports referred to    on the table of the
                     relates           the House for         Ad-hoc PAC for
                                                                                         House
                                        examination            examination

        1.          1985-86                 ----                   ----                11.12.1995

        2.          1986-87                  ---                   ------                -DO-

        3.          1987-88                 ----                   -----                 -DO-

        4.          1988-89               26-5-1992                ------               20-11-08
        5.          1989-90               26.05.1992                ---           PAC report has been
                                                                                       prepared

        6.          1990-91               28.12.1992                ---            Under examination
        7.          1991-92               01.10.1995                ---           PAC report has been
                                                                                       prepared

        8.          1992-93               03.12.1995                ---            Under examination
        9.          1993-94               10-06-96                 ------         PAC report has been
                                                                                       prepared

       10.          1994-95               22.05.1997                ---                Pending



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Sl.   Year of Account   Dates on which Audit   Dates on which Audit   PAC reports placed
No    to which report    Reports presented      Reports referred to    on the table of the
          relates         to the House for       Ad-hoc PAC for
                                                                             House
                            examination            examination

11.      1995-96              04-03-98                 ------               20-11-08

12.      1996-97             30.12.1998                 ---               21-11-2001

13.      *1997-98               ----                18.04.2001              Pending

14.      *1998-99               -----               27.03.2001              Pending

15      *1999-2000                                  07.08.2001            21-11-2001

16.     *2000-2001                                  31.07.2002             20-11-2008

17.     2001-2002            22.03.2004                 ---                 Pending

18.     2002-2003            07.03.2005                 ---                 Pending

19.     2003-2004            07.08.2006                 ---                 Pending

20.     2004-2005            23.06.2007                 ---                 Pending

21.     2005-2006            11.04.2008                 ---                Examined

22.     2006-2007            24.12.2008                ----                 Pending

23.     2007-2008            15.10.2009                ----                 Pending

24.     2008-2009            15.10.2009                 ---                 Pending


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.Previously PAC Reports                                = 08

.PAC Reports prepared by current PAC                   = 04

.Audit. Reports under discussion
 by the Sub-Committees.                                 = 02

.Audit Reports still pending for
 discussion                                              = 10
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                      Total Reports = 24
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     PERFORMANCE OF 13TH present PAC
   The 13th present PAC took up the Auditor General’s Report
    2005-2006 for the examination on 4th November, 2008 and has
    completed its examination on 29th October,2009 in a very short
    span of time.
   The PAC has held its meetings more than 100 days .
   The present PAC constituted 25 Sub-Committees to further
    examine the Audit paras of 2005-06.
   The present PAC has taken suo-moto actions on different
    issues of public importance such as increase in price-hike of
    Sui-Gas & electricity, alleged corruption in EOBI, injecting
    synthetic gas into natural gas, Encroachment of KPT land,
    Completion of Islamabad Expressway.
   The present PAC has constituted 4 Sub-Committees to
    examine 4 pending Audit Reports of different years.




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            PERFORMANCE OF 13TH present PAC


    The present PAC for the very 1st time has constituted a
    Sub-Committee for monitoring & Implementation of PACs
    directives under the convenership of Mrs.Yasmeen
    Rehman,MNA and Mrs.Asiya Nasir,the Parliamentary
    Secretary present in this forum, is also member of this
    Monitoring Committee.

 The present PAC has ensured the presence of the
  Principal Accounts Officers in its meetings.
  The present Chairman PAC being the Leader of
  Opposition is playing his very effective & active role in the
  accountability of the Ministries/Divisions/
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        PERFORMANCE OF 13TH present PAC


   An amount of         Rs. 21 billion has been
    recovered on the directives of the present PAC.
   After proper compilation by the present PAC, three
    PAC Reports have been placed on the floor of the
    House on 20th November , 2008.
   The present PAC is further going to place 4 more
    PAC Reports on the floor of the House with in a
    month.
   For maintaining transparency in the proceedings
    of   the meetings, the meetings have been
    opened for print & electronic media.
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PERFORMANCE OF 04 SUB-COMMITTEES
    Sub-Committee # 1:
     (Convener: Mrs.Yasmeen Rehman,MNA)
     Audit Report   Total Audit Paras

     1989-90        3229
     The Sub-Committee has completed its examination
     of this Audit Report.

    Sub-Committee # 2:
     (Convener: Mr.Zahid Hamid, MNA)

     Audit Report   Total Audit Paras

     1991-92        1895

     The Sub-Committee has completed its examination of this
     Audit Report

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   Sub-Committee # 3:
    (Convener: Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, MNA)
    Audit Report   Total Audit Paras



    1990-91        1944
    The Sub-Committee has completed the
    examination of 14 Ministries/Divisions/Departments.

   Sub-Committee # 4:
    (Convener: Khawaja Muhammad Asif, MNA)

    Audit Report   Total Audit Paras

    1989-90         2310
     The Sub-Committee has completed the examination of 8
     Ministries/Divisions/Departments.
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THANKS


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