ISLAMABAD -  The Public Accounts Committee in Wednesday’s proceedings rejected the NAB’s report regarding alleged corruption in Bharakhu Housing Society.

The PAC chaired by Syed Khursheed Shah was informed that the NAB officials had submitted an enquiry report to the committee without proper signatures.

According to the details, the audit officials informed the committee that the NAB officials had submitted an enquiry report to the committee after nine months regarding alleged corruption in the Bharakhu Housing Society.

The committee expressed displeasure over the alleged negligence of NAB officials, saying there were still remnants of former chairman NAB Qamar Zaman in the anti-corruption watchdog.

Reviewing the audit objections regarding Ministry of Housing and Works of year 2016-17, the committee directed the Ministry of Finance Division not to release development funds after May 15.

As the audit officials informed the committee that there were violations in the fund released after May 15 every year. They said that Rs132 million were released only some days before the end of financial year 2015-16.

A PAC member Shafqat Mehmood said that the land worth Rs50,000 was  purchased in Rs0.9 million.

The chairman committee said that around 25 per cent funds were not properly used almost every year. “So the Ministry of Finance Division should avoid releasing development funds after May 15,” he said and warned the committee would take action in case of violation.

About the construction of parliament lodges, Senator Azam Swati said, the scrap steel was being used in the construction of parliament lodges. “An attempt was also made to use this steel in a mosque but now the same steel is being used in parliament lodges,” he added.

Other members expressed serious concerns over the maintenance issues in the parliament lodges.

The committee meeting attended by Senator Azam Swati, Senator Sherry Rehman, Dr Azra Fazal, Raja Javed Ikhlas, Syed Naveed Qamar, Sardar Ashiq Hussain and others.