President House

President House

*AGP to strengthen the auditing mechanism by using technology, Dr. Alvi*

 

Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked the Department of
Auditor General of Pakistan DAGP to strengthen the auditing mechanism by using
technology and best International practices to improve service delivery and financial
management. He underscored the need for designing special training modules and a very
well structured training programme for the officials of DAGP to enhance the capacity and
efficiency of the organization. He stated this while chairing a briefing, given by the
Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP), Mr. Javaid Jehangir, on reforms being undertaken by
the DAGP, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The meeting was attended by Advisor to the PM for
Institutional Reforms & Austerity of Pakistan, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Auditor General of
Pakistan, Mr. Javaid Jehangir, Additional Auditor General of Pakistan, Mr. Farrukh
Hamidi and Senior Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Aamer Mahmood Hussain.
The AGP briefed the meeting about the reforms process being undertaken by his
organization. He highlighted the initiatives taken by DAGP to conduct improved audit
and enhance accountability and ensure fiscal transparency in the governmental
organizations. The President stressed the need for augmenting the culture of
professionalism and ensuring better governance, improved transparency and
accountability through effective internal control regime within the DAGP. He added that
it was essential to computerize the entire audit processes aiming to bring transparency
and eliminate corruption. The President asked the DAGP to develop timelines so as to
implement the reforms process timely.