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January 19, 2015
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Audit report reveals ‘gross irregularities’ in KMC

Karachi

January 19, 2015

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Karachi
The director general audit, local councils Sindh has identified various violations of government rules in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in its audit report for year 2012-13.
It says that an imported vehicle of 3000 CC (Toyota Vigo Champ) worth Rs3.374 million was purchased for official use of the KMC administrator against the government’s prescribed policy of only 1300cc or 1000cc locally manufactured vehicles authorised for the post.
The auditor points out that various KMC officials were having the ‘privilege’ of using foreign assembled luxury vehicles in violation of rules. It claims that during the audit done in 2011-13, various officers of the corporation were found using 3000cc (Toyota Vigo Champ) and 2700 cc (Toyota Land cruiser) against government prescribed policy of being entitled to use only 1300cc or 1000cc locally manufactured vehicles.
The audit report mentions dues amounting Rs40.655 million were outstanding since 2009 against various government functionaries, dignitaries and departments on account of water charges by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB).
It reveals that due to non-recovery of the huge outstanding liabilities, cash-starved KW&SB was being deprived of its just and the only source of revenue for the last six years.
The auditor is of the view that despite having chief law officer and a vibrant law department, the KW&SB had filed no suit for recovery from the defaulters since 2009 showing weak internal control and slackness on part of the management.
It is recommended that recovery should be made immediately or legal action initiated to recover the outstanding dues.

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