ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 21st Dec, 2016 ) : National Assembly Public Account Committee (PAC) Wednesday directed Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication to conduct inquires into the matter of inordinate delay in projects resulting in non capitalization of expenditure. The committee met under the chairmanship of convener Naveed Qamar Member National Assembly (MNA) here at parliament house. The committee was told that NTC incurred an expenditure of Rs 344.
769 million on the project optical fiber based transmission link between Kety Bander/Port Qasim to Jiwani. The committee directed to make final inquires and take decision against the culprits and report PAC in the next meeting. The committee directed NTC to recover outstanding dues of Rs 98.548 million from various designated customers and cut off the lines if they don't pay their bill with in three days and report the committee. PAC has referred issue of Special Communication Organization (SCO) to finance Division for regularization of expenditure.
The committee said that Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) report PAC with in 45 days about the inquiry over non recovery of outstanding dues on account of electricity and sui gas charges and colony board share of Rs 53.485 million. The committee has decided to arrange a special meeting with Universal Services Fund Company (USF) to discuss the issues related to Mansehra and Dadu lot and service subsidy agreement (SSA) in detail. The committee directed strict notice over the poor accounting system of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and asked to prepare Accounts of Ministry on SAP system as various Pakistan missions abroad have no SAP system and directed to hire qualified and trained staff for missions.
The committee directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expedite adjustments of traveling allowance and daily allowance advances of Rs 111.200 million and get verified from audit and report in next meeting.