The Chief Auditor of Pakistan, in its Audit Report 2019-20, stated that during the tenure of the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Government of Pakistan, millions of rupees worth of materials and equipment were exported to Pakistan in the fiscal year 2020-21. He said it was stolen from the railroad.
It was reported that valuables worth Rs 61 million had been stolen from various stations, including laptops, mobile phones, building materials, fuel oil, high speed diesel (HSD), scrap iron and copper tanks. scrap metal was stolen from Risalpur, the report added. The report further claimed that the matter had been raised with railway management, but that the department had taken no action.
The audit report also found that building materials worth tens of millions of rupees had been stolen from Multan and Rawalpindi railway stations, and a laptop computer had been stolen from the Karachi Trade and Transport Authority.
It was also pointed out that furnace oil theft occurred at the Multan railway station machinery department and a mobile phone was stolen from the station master’s office in Karachi Kant.
However, a PR spokesperson said the audit report was being reviewed and action would be taken against the perpetrators.