Pakistan Army faces PAC trouble too

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Islamabad, Jan 22: Pakistan has its own shares of woes, right from natural calamities, active terrorist breeding ground and battling religious extremism. But little did they realize that they would have to face challenges internally from the Auditor General of Pakistan.

The Pakistani Army is facing a bill of 120 billion rupees ($1.3 billion) from the Auditor General of Pakistan for using the Lahore stadium for decades without paying the adequate bills for it. The fact was brought out by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

A cause of major embarrassment, the Defence Secretary Lt.Gen.(Retd) Athar Ali went ahead and accused the auditor-general of Pakistan of showing the army in bad light by sending the huge bill, reported Express Tribune. The Fortress Stadium in Lahore was alleged to have been used by the army and involves a 100,000 square-yard-area which is presently being used for commercial purposes.

The attorney-general had accused that the rent, amounting to 120 billion rupees collected from the illegal occupation of the stadium was being deposited into military accounts and not with the government. Athar Ali have squashed all allegations and said that there is no way they could have collected such a huge sum.

The PAC comprising members of the audit department, defence and finance ministries came togeather, to probe into the matter. They will submit the report within a month said local media reports.

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