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Auditor General of Pakistan calls on Prime Minister

Islamabad: Auditor General of Pakistan Mr. Akhtar Buland Rana, called on the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here today during which the Prime Minister said that the autonomy of the office of the Auditor General must be ensured, which was critical to meet the imperatives of accountability and transparency in the governance targeted to fight corruption.

The Prime Minister said that the Auditor General was accountable to the Parliament.

The Prime Minister said that it was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the autonomy has been given to the office of the Auditor General enabling it to discharge its constitutional responsibilities with freedom as enshrined in the Constitution.

Earlier, the Auditor General briefed the Prime Minister about the working of the office and said that the office was the eyes and ears of the Parliament and its autonomy was necessary to meet the demands of audit and accounts separately. He thanked the Prime Minister for providing support to the independent work.

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