PM Imran chaired high-level meeting to form inquiry commission
ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed affairs of the high-powered commission to be formed to probe into the Rs 24000 billion loans acquired during the last 10 years.
Law Minister Dr. Mohammad Farogh Naseem, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar and Auditor General of Pakistan Javaid Jehangir attended the meeting.
The draft of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the Inquiry Commission was discussed during the meeting.
Under the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 2017, the federal government will establish a Commission consisting of senior officials from Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Auditor General, Federal Investigation Agency and others.
The Commission will investigate how the debt of the country from 2008 to 2018 increased by 24,000 billion rupees whereas no mega projects were carried out in the country during this period.
It will also look into all ministries and divisions including ministers concerned who have spent public money and where any misappropriation found, the Commission will work for the return of this money to the exchequer.
The Commission will also look into any misuse of the public exchequer for personal use and gains, such as foreign travels, foreign medical treatment expenses, construction of roads and infrastructure for private houses declared as camp offices of high officials.
The Commission, in addition to its members, will be empowered to induct forensic auditors/experts of international repute for its assistance.
Final TORs and announcement of the Commission will be made including its head during this week.