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Commission to probe 10-year corruption will have ISI, MI representatives

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a high level meeting at Prime Minister’s Office regarding the Commission of Inquiry.

Law Minister Dr. Mohammad Farogh Naseem, SAPM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar and Auditor General of Pakistan Javaid Jehangir were present during the meeting.

The draft Terms of Reference (TORs) for the Commission of Inquiry were discussed during the meeting. It was decided that the Federal Government will constitute Commission of Inquiry under Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 2017, comprising senior officers from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Auditor General’s Office, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and others.

The Commission will investigate how the debt of the country in last ten years (2008 to 2018) increased by Rs. 24,000 billions whereas no mega projects were carried out in the country during this period.

The Commission will also look into all ministries and divisions including ministers concerned who have spent public money and where any misappropriation found, the Commission will work for return of this money to the exchequer.

The Commission will also look into any misuse of public exchequer for personal use and gains, such as foreign travels, foreign medical treatment expenses, construction of roads and infrastructure for private houses declared as camp offices of high officials.

The Commission, in addition to its members, will be empowered to induct forensic auditors/experts of international repute for its assistance. Final TORs and announcement of the Commission will be made including its head during this week.

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