KARACHI (PPI) - The Sindh Assemblys Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which met here on Thursday with its Chairman Jam Tamachi Unnar in the chair, discussed four paras of audit report 2005- 06 of provincial local government department and settled only one of them. It sought more clearances on three paras 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 after declaring 9.4 as settled. The PAC Chairman directed local government officials to ensure correct audit as soon as possible. It should also be pointed out that who misappropriated the funds, he added. He said that audit of taluka and district nazims should also be conducted so as to make the department free of corruption and those involved in illegal practices could be held. He said that audit report should have been presented long ago but it was delayed. The meeting discussed loss due to non-recovery of government dues worth Rs1239.90 million. it said said that the department stated that actual amount outstanding is Rs911.264 million instead of Rs1239.90 million which is recoverable from various federal and provincial departments/ agencies. The difference in figures may be justified. However, no recovery was reported by the department against total outstanding amount of Rs1961.251 million as on May 30 May 2009. The department has moved a summary to the Chief Minister Sindh for recovery of the outstanding amount by deduction at source in the Finance Department. The progress in this regard is still awaited, the meeting said. The PAC said that 9.2 para that shows non-achievement of revenue target by Rs206.83 million is also unsettled for which the department stated the target was revised from Rs375.182 million to Rs212.803 million; however, the amount recovered was Rs168.348 million which was Rs44.455 million short against the targeted amount. Recovery of remaining amount of Rs44.455 million may be expedited. It discussed para 9.3 showing expected loss due to lack of proper planning for water pumping stations which is Rs78.23 million. The PAC said that department provided copies of revised PC-I with the copies of application of contractors regarding extensions. The scrutiny of revised PC-I and applications for extensions revealed that the project was scheduled to be completed in June 2000, but it could not be completed till the time of audit. The present status of the project may be intimated, it concluded. For para 9.4, it said that copies of stock registers were produced showing details of items entered in stock, which were verified.