New unit for audit of CPEC projects

Updated April 01, 2019

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Unit for audit of finances is being set up; units for environment, social safety net and information system on cards.— Reuters/File
Unit for audit of finances is being set up; units for environment, social safety net and information system on cards.— Reuters/File

LAHORE: A new unit has been set up for financial audit of the projects worth billions of dollars being carried out under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Auditor-General of Pakistan Mr Javed Jehangir was quoted as telling a ceremony held at the Audit and Accounts Academy here on Sunday that CPEC directorate-general was being set up for financial audit of the projects being undertaken with the help of China.

He said likewise three new units for audit of environment, social safety net and information system were also being set up.

He said both the federal and provincial governments were demanding special audit of their development projects, expenditures and revenue generation for which the auditors would have to enhance their expertise in forensic, IT and environment audit.

Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2019