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Pakistan cabinet rejects audit report on irregularities in COVID-19 spending

December 01, 2021 05:22 PM

Islamabad, The federal cabinet in Pakistan on Tuesday rejected the recently-released audit report which claimed irregularities worth billions of rupees in COVID-19 expenditure, vaccination process and Ehsaas relief programme.

Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhary said that the finance ministry had already rejected the audit report and Ehsaas programme in charge and PM’s aide Dr Sania Nishtar had also clarified the position of her organisation, Dawn reported.

The report said that the “expenditures incurred on COVID-19 by federal government” released by the finance ministry had pointed out irregularities in government interventions to ensure availability of five essential items — sugar, wheat flour, oil and ghee, pulses and rice — in Utility Stores at subsidised rates.

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