ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to appoint Finance Secretary Tariq Bajwa as Auditor General of Pakistan.

According to sources, the Ministry of Finance has prepared a summary for an appointment of the auditor general. The summary will be sent to the president for approval. Bajwa has also served as Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Secretary Finance Punjab.

Tariq Bajwa is said to be a close aide of the prime minister, sources added. The audit of projects worth over Rs300 billion is to be carried out this year.

Currently, an ad hoc auditor general is working on this post. The opposition parties have expressed their reservations over the ad hoc auditor general. Bajwa is going to retire in June from his current post. -Online