Pakistan: Vice-Chancellor, Officials Misuse University Funds

Quaid-i-Azam Univerity

A recent audit report has revealed a university's Vice-Chancellor misusing the funds, fraudulently drawing allowance for home rent, and another university's senior officials using funds to fuel their cars.

The audit report of the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP), submitted to the parliament, showed irregularities and fraud in Quaid-i-Azam Univerity (QAU) and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

Quaid-i-Azam Univerity (QAU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Javed Ashraf was found taking Rs 65,000 rent allowance every month while living in a government house.

“Audit is of the view that non-recovery of house rent allowance from the vice-chancellor was irregular and unauthorised which resulted in the loss of Rs1.23 million to the university,” the report said.

Meanwhile, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) illegally paid Rs 4.36 million to its officers as reimbursements for fuelling up their private cars during the fiscal year 2014-15.

“Audit is of the view that reimbursement of POL charges to the university employees for their private vehicles without approval from Finance Division was irregular and unauthorised,” the audit report said.


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