The government has decided to appoint Finance Secretary Tariq Bajwa as the Auditor General of Pakistan.
Bajwa is retiring in June from his current post. According to sources, the ministry of finance has prepared a summary for the appointment of the auditor general. The summary will be sent to the president for an approval. Bajwa has also served as the chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue and secretary finance, Punjab.
Tariq Bajwa is said to be a close aide of the prime minister, sources say. The audit of projects worth over Rs 300 billion is to be carried out this year.
Currently, an ad hoc auditor general is working as the AGP. The opposition parties have expressed their reservations over the ad hoc auditor general.