And now it is Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) that has misappropriated, according to the Auditor General, huge funds in corruption and financial irregularities indulged in by its top bosses. A report submitted by the AG identified those responsible for this criminal act and proposed action against them for recovery. The report said that 26,757 persons were paid second and third instalments to the tune of Rs 125,000 each without even inspecting whether the construction they were supposed to undertake had started and was in accordance with the approved design. It further contains a long list of misappropriations causing a colossal loss to the national exchequer. It is a pity that out of 3.5 million houses completely damaged in the earthquake, money was paid for building only 463,000 houses during the past six years out of which 429,000 could not be completed. Similarly, 1862 persons were paid Rs 75.000 each whose forms had been rejected for not being entitled. This caused a loss of Rs 139.6 million. Another example: the funds the Nawa-i-Waqt group of newspapers had sent after the earthquake have neither appeared in the form of the school for which they were to be utilised nor are they (the funds) traceable. It is incumbent upon the federal government to initiate stringent action against the culprits and award them deterrent punishment. Such irregularities have ruined the confidence of foreign donors who are not willing to give cash assistance but instead want to spend funds through non-governmental organisations.