A PAC member requests a review of the private channels that broadcast live games.

Today in Islamabad, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) met with its members under the chairmanship of MNA Noor Alam Khan.

MNA Sheikh Rohale Asghar requested that the PAC Chairman call a meeting to discuss the audit report on the Islamabad Club and the private channels that made money from broadcasting live games.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), and other organisations were all assessed by the committee (PTCL).

The non-audit of the ministries and subsidiaries was the subject of a recent letter from the PAC committee to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The PM then took note of the PAC’s suggestion and, last week, he ordered an exhaustive audit of all institutions.

Noor Alam Khan admonished Chairman NEPRA during the PAC meeting today and stated that performance and regulatory audits are required by the Constitution and that it is up to the PAC to decide whether to impose them.

The committee gave NEPRA the go-ahead to conduct a performance audit and suggested that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) lend a hand.

The audit report on the Islamabad Club, which the PAC Chairman recently directed to be submitted within a week, was the subject of a request from MNA Sheikh Rohale Asghar to the Chairman PAC for an update. He pleaded with the pertinent parties to make this possible and once more asked that the report be brought before the committee.

Asghar made a brief mention of a significant financial issue at Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), but claimed that commercial stations benefited greatly from airing live sports events. In this regard, he asked that an audit report be submitted as quickly as possible and given to the committee.

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