ISLAMABAD, Jan 20,2022- A special audit of the Corona Fund of the Health Department for the last financial year found serious irregularities of Rs 1.38 billion and fraudulent payments of Rs 29 crore.
The media reports said that report of the Auditor General of Pakistan has exposed the negligence of the health department, weaknesses, lack of financial control and losses to the national exchequer.
The report also exposed fraudulent payments, misuse of funds, irregularities, suspicious payments and mismanagement.
The report also exposes the purchase of various items at higher prices, ignoring the lowest prices.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced creation of the Corona Relief Fund – CRF where people, including overseas Pakistanis, could donate money without declaring their source of income during his televised address to the nation on March 30, 2020.
He had stated that those depositing money in the fund would be given relaxation in taxes and the money would be utilised to provide food and cash to 15 million poor and needy people.