A sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Monday settled the audit objections related the Ministry of Railways of year 2007-08.

The parliamentary committee meeting, chaired by Sardar Ashiq Gopang, took serious notice of PPRA rules violations by Utility Store Corporation in purchase of items during the year 2004 to 2007.

The audit official pointed out that Utility Store Corporation (USC) had violated the PPRA rules in purchase items of worth over two billion rupees. The committee members expressed displeasure for violating the rules. Committee Chairman Sardar Ashiq Gopang said fraud in purchase of goods needs to be discouraged as it badly affects national exchequers. The committee also asked department of section industries and production to carry out detailed inquiry in this matter.