ISLAMABAD - An international non-governmental organisation (INGO) has yet to release the detailed report regarding irregularities in one of its flood relief projects in Sindh. On June 6, Oxfam, a UK based international charity, had announced irregularities in the aforesaid project and stated that it had commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers for an external audit to investigate into these embezzlements. Oxfam will not be making any further financial commitments until the investigation has been completed, the charity had said in a statement. The investigation was to be completed in three to four weeks, according to Oxfam. Subsequently, a team of the PricewaterhouseCoopers had arrived in Pakistan from the UK reportedly in the mid June for probing the matter. The team, after completing its investigations, is reported to have left Pakistan while the report is yet to be made public. On June 7, a senior Oxfam official in Pakistan had told this journalist that the investigations into irregularities would be shared with media and they were likely to be completed in around three weeks. Talking to TheNation on Monday, Oxfams Programme Manager in Pakistan, Dr Noreen Khalid said that visa issues pertaining to the auditors team had caused delay in the start of investigations. She said that the PricewaterhouseCoopers had submitted its investigations to Oxfams as well as its own offices in Pakistan and the UK. She said that the report was in the process of compilation and it would be expectedly released in the next ten days or so. Dr Noreen said that the future line of action would be devised in the light of reports findings. At a time when the floods threat looms large yet again in Pakistan, upholding transparency in the distribution of aid funds comes as immediate need of the hour. Like last year, extensive humanitarian appeals to mobilise donors on part of the United Nations and the rest of international humanitarian community might have to be launched in case floods ravage havoc again. The extensive reliance on humanitarian aid means that any controversy triggering negativity regarding aid funds is simply unaffordable. If materialised, Oxfams initiative to come clean on the irregularities episode and take to task the guilty elements to recover the embezzled funds from them instead of simply applying job terminations, could set a precedent particularly when the international community in general and humanitarian community in particular have not been lately found engaged in very encouraging activities in Pakistan. Just last Friday, the European Union officials were found 'doling out backdoor payments to senior police officials at the conclusion of a three-day workshop. The related story was printed in this newspaper on Saturday. Some days earlier, a World Health Organisations (WHOs) warehouse caught fire here. The WHO country representative had confirmed to The Nation that no inquiry or action was initiated against anybody and it was 'just an electrical problem. Another warehouse that belonged to an INGO was gutted in Islamabads sector I-10 but the responsibility against the responsible elements is yet to be fixed. It is highly unfortunate to note that the respectable international institutions sometime get into the business that does not worth it. As foreign representatives here, we need to leave an example for the others to follow in a positive way, said Wu Jin Song, Chief Representative, China Economic Council for the Promotion of International Trade, in Pakistan.