PR No. 164 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has appreciated the work of Auditor General and emphasized the need for further improving the audit system to deliver even better results.

The President expressed these views while talking to Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Rana Assad Amin who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday.

The President said that audit of public sector spending is very essential to ensure transparency, judicious utilization of money and accountability. The President appreciated the improvement in performance of the office of Auditor General and noted with satisfaction that this office has made recoveries worth billions of rupees.

The President underscored that the menace of corruption can be eliminated if effective action is taken on the irregularities pointed out in the audit reports.  President Mamnoon Hussain hoped that AGP will make audit more effective and utilize the latest audit techniques to ensure judicious utilization of public money and curb irregularities.

The Auditor General apprised the President about salient features of the annual report and said that the policy of merit is being strictly observed in his organization which is delivering better results.