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After four months in power, PTI finally has a Public Accounts Committee

PAC comprises 30 members while the Law and Justice Committee has 20 members

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December 21, 2018


Everyone is fine with Shehbaz becoming PAC head, so what’s the issue?

Barbs were traded during the NA session

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December 13, 2018


It would be a joke to make Shehbaz Public Accounts Committee head: PM Khan

The PAC is responsible for examining the funds granted by the parliament to the govt

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November 16, 2018


PAC refers new Islamabad airport corruption scam to NAB

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament Wednesday referred a matter regarding alleged corruption in a New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) project to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for investigation within three months. PPRA Chairman Khizar Hayat told the PAC, which met here with Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah in the chair, that his department…

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October 11, 2017


PAC recommends blocking NIC, passport of tax defaulters

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee recommended on Wednesday that the passport and National Identity Card (NIC) tax defaulters be blocked. According to details, the FBR briefed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that there were tax cases amounting to more than Rs 300 billion pending in courts. Chairman FBR requested for assistance through legislation with regard…

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April 26, 2017


PAC holds maiden meeting with senators

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday held its maiden meeting after inclusion of six Senators in the country’s top accountability body. Representing Upper House of the Parliament, Senators including Sherry Rehman, Hidayat Ullah, Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chaudhry Tanveer Khan and Azam Khan Swati attended the committee meeting. Earlier, PAC had its members only from…

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February 21, 2017


PAC directs registration of FIR against VC Urdu University on proving plagiarism

ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday directed Higher Education Commission and University of Karachi to register First Information Report (FIR) against vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University Dr Salman D Muhammad over plagiarism. Chairman PAC Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah directed the concerned to sack the vice chancellor Dr Salman D Muhammad for getting PhD degree by…

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September 21, 2016


Imran Khan deplores govt inaction over Panama issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has deplored the inaction of state institutions to investigate Panamagate scandal involving the Sharif family, Samaa reported Wednesday. “Institutions that are supposed to catch the crooks actually find reasons to protect their corruption. Only the weak and poor are jailed,” he said on twitter. “Decay of state institutions…

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September 21, 2016


NAB to take action on Panama leaks after collecting evidences: Chairman

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Tuesday said that the Bureau would take action against those, who have been alleged to possess offshore companies only after it received evidence from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) or other investigating agencies. Briefing Public Accounts Committee the Chairman NAB said presently the NAB was not…

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September 20, 2016


LHC orders to present 5-year district govt audit reports

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered the Punjab government to present district governments audit reports from 2001 to 2005 before the public accounts committee (PAC) after assurance by the advocate general Punjab in this regard. Justice Shahid Waheed passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur…

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May 24, 2016


PAC forms body to probe procurement of cellphones for pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday formed a two-member committee to investigate the procurement of mobile phone sets from the Pilgrim Welfare Fund in 2012, costing Rs 90 million, violating the rules. The PAC met under the chairmanship of Syed Naveed Qamar. Members of the National Assembly, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Sheikh Rohail Asghar, Raja…

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April 28, 2016


JF-17 Thunder production target achieved

ISLAMABAD: In a landmark achievement, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has achieved target of annual production of JF 17 Thunder fighter jets, Samaa reported Monday. According to spokesman of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra, this year’s 16th aircraft was manufactured in the centre and handed over to PAF, marking accomplishment of the annual target. Speaking to…

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December 28, 2015


PAC seeks law ministry’s opinion on circular debate payment

ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today sought opinion of Law Ministry regarding payments made to independent power plants (IPPs) to clear circular debt and asked for a report on financial irregularities in WAPDA. Opposition leader Khursheed Shah presided over PAC’s meeting, in which audit officials said that NTDC had awarded a contract of 3000-km rail…

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May 14, 2014


Khurshid Shah made PAC member

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Khurshid Shah, has been appointed member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), SAMAA reported.Sources said that Shah, who is also a central leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, is likely to be appointed as chief of the committee, a powerful body which examines the spending of…

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December 8, 2013


Banned PAC’s Zafar Baloch shot dead in Lyari

Staff ReportKARACHI: The spokesman of outlawed People’s Aman Committee, Zafar Baloch was gunned down in a drive-by shooting incident in the metropolis area of Lyari late yesterday, SAMAA reported Thursday.The funeral prayer for his eternal peace will be offered at 10am today.According to details, Baloch was passing from Bazenjo Chowk, Lyari late last evening, when…

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September 18, 2013


PAC leader Zafar Baloch shot dead in Karachi

Staff Report KARACHI: Banned Peoples Aman Committee (PAC) spokesman Zafar Baloch was killed in a drive-by shooting here on Wednesday. According to police, Baloch came under firing at Bazenjo Chowk, killing him on the spot. His guard was also killed in the shooting. SSP City Faisal Bashir Memon said that two gunmen riding a bike…

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September 18, 2013


Ahmad Shah, Ijaz Farooqi panel wins PAC annual polls in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Ahmad Shah and Ijaz Farooqi’s panel has won annual polls of Pakistan Arts Council (PAC) in Karachi, SAMAA reports.Earlier yesterday, a large number of member voters casted their votes at Karachi Arts Council building for PAC annual elections. The annual polling started at 1.00pm and it continued peacefully without any break till 9.00pm….

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December 25, 2012


Stop allotting two plots to govt officers, orders PAC

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday directed the government to end its policy of allotting two plots to government officials. The committee has maintained that the policy which was approved by Musharraf regime was violation of Article 25 of the Constitution. The PAC met again today to review the allotment of more…

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December 19, 2012


PAC decides to send a reference to parliament against registrar of SC

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has decided to send a reference to Parliament against registrar of the Supreme Court for not appearing before Committee, SAMAA reports on Tuesday.Nadeem Afzal Chan said that now the parliament would decide whether to give immunity to the registrar or to send reference.The PAC meeting discussed the non appearance…

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December 18, 2012


SC Registrar bound to appear before PAC: AG Qadir

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The registrar of Supreme Court (SC) is bound to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), SAMAA reported Friday.Talking to media here, the AGP Irfan Qadir said the PAC examines financial accounts, not the behavior of the judges, adding the apex court’s financial accounts should be transparent and beyond any suspicion.The judiciary’s independence…

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December 14, 2012


PAC chief threatens reference against SC Registrar

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Nadeem Afzal Chan on Friday warned that a reference would be sent against the Supreme Court’s Registrar in the Parliament if he failed to appear before the committee. Speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House, Chan recalled that Justice Khalil ur Rehman had ruled in Para 93…

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August 10, 2012