ISLAMABAD Taking notice of misuse of the official vehicles, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday formed a special committee to probe into matter regarding misuse of vehicles in all government departments and take steps to end this malpractice. The PAC meeting held under the chairmanship of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The Committee constituted a special committee headed by Khawaja Asif, which was asked to finalise investigation within a month. Chaudhry Nisar said that the Government officials were misusing vehicles without entitlement against their actual grade. He also termed it as a burden on the national kitty. While reviewing the audit report 2008-09 of the Health Ministry, the Chairman PAC said there was a need to take concrete steps to boost the performance of the sector. Health sector is an important sector, he said adding that much focus was needed for the improvement of sector. Nisar also praised the role of Secretary Health Khushnood Lashari, saying that there was need to use those abilities to curb corruption in different departments attached to the Ministry. The Chairman PAC sought report within two weeks over utilisation of the Private Medical Ward-II by the management of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), which was entitled for government servants in BPS-17 to 19. He asked the Secretary Health to appoint a senior officer of the Ministry to visit PIMS and ensure the provision of maximum rooms to patients, as the PIMS already was facing acute shortage of wards for patients. The Committee also took notice on the non-acceptance of the low rates of the medicines by the administration of Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH), Islamabad, which caused a loss of Rs 34,148,577. It was informed that the lowest rates of medicines, quoted by the bidders previously short-listed, were rejected by the management without recording proper justification. The members of PAC demanded to black list M/s Pharma Links and lodge an FIR against it, as the contractor did not fulfil his obligation of supplying 645,000 safety boxes and just provided 226,000 of Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI). The Chairman PAC asked the Health Ministry to submit its report in this regard within two weeks.