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Nazim rejects PML-N allegations
ATTOCK: Zila Nazim Attock Major ( R) TAhir Sadik Khan has strongly rejected the allegations of PML (N) led Punjab Government leveled against the District Government of Attock arguing that if audit objections were proven, then according to PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the federal governments from 1989 to date were facing 2,300 audit objections to the tune of Rs1.5 trillion. While the PML-N Punjab government of 1997-99 was also to clear audit objections of Rs43 billion, he said. Giving comments on the audit report, Attock Nazim Tahir Sadiq said the district government was issuing legal notices to the relevant quarters of the Punjab government for their "illegal and unjustified act". He said the special audit of the local governments' financial affairs was illegal because it was ordered by the provincial administration. "Such audit can be ordered only by the district nazim, and we had allowed the recent activity just to let the (Punjab) government find out any corruption in our working," he added. Mr Sadiq was of the view that nazims could not indulge in corruption because the district coordination officers, who represented the provincial government, sanctioned the funds for different projects. He claimed that no allegations of embezzlement could be proved against him. "The Punjab government is declaring audit paras as proven corruption, though they are just initial objections which are normally cleared through set legal procedure," the nazim said. On the other hand source said, the Punjab government's move to publish newspaper advertisements about the alleged irregularities committed by the PML-backed Attock district government during the last three years (2005-08) is likely to flare up the running conflict between the two sides, it has been learnt. Sources said that the district government was already consulting lawyers about taking prompt legal action against the Punjab government, as it believed the act had damaged its credibility and public image without any proof. Since the inception of the PML(N)-led Punjab government after last year's elections, rifts have surfaced between the provincial and district setups over financial and administrative affairs. Court battles are already being fought over recruitment of contract employees and approval of local budget.
03-01-2009 23:05 Attock News
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