US to set-up 'satellite' audit office in Islamabad to prevent misuse of aid

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Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): Concerned over reports regarding the misuse of aid being provided to Pakistan, the United States is planning to set-up a separate office for auditors in the country to keep a tab on the financial assistance programmes under the Kerry-Lugar bill and the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).

According to the US State Department, Congressional Budget Justification 2011, the US Office of Inspector General will set-up this additional 'satellite' office in Islamabad.

The office in Islamabad will be in addition to a full-fledged facility of the Middle East Regional Office in Amman, Jordan.

Two temporary auditors, program analysts and one local person will be hired by the US for the office, The Dawn reports.

The audit team is also likely to investigate reports regarding the unfair use of funds, corruption and money wastage. (ANI)

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