PAC Summons FWO DG To Provide Kartarpur Corridor Record For Audit
The Public Accounts Committee on Thursday has summoned Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) director general to provide the record of Kartarpur corridor for audit, since he failed to share the record with the auditor general of Pakistan (AGP).
PAC chairman Rana Tanveer Hussain directed, “since the FWO refused to provide record to the auditor general, they should come on the next meeting to explain their position.”
A National Assembly member belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Raja Riaz Ahmed Khan, insisted the PAC chairman summon the FWO DG. Subsequently, Mr Tanveer directed the PAC secretary to put the FWO DG on notice for the next date.
The auditor general, Javed Jahangir, informed the committee that in compliance with the PAC’s directive of conducting audit of the Kartarpur corridor project, the auditors have written to the FWO and sought the relevant record. In response, the FWO authorities replied that since the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for this project was still awaited, the FWO could not share any detail of the project with the auditors, said AGP Jahangir.
The Kartarpur corridor is a visa-free border crossing, connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India. The crossing allows Sikh devotees from India to visit the Gurdwara in Kartarpur, without a visa.