KARACHI: The Local Government Department of Sindh has set a record of financial irregularities and corruption in Sindh.
According to the details, an alleged scam of Rs 127 billion was revealed in 8 subordinate institutions of Sindh Local Government Department while more than Rs 15 billion was allegedly embezzled in the financial accounts of the metropolitan government.
The auction of valuable plots in the Lines Area Settlement Project caused a loss of Rs. 399 million to the exchequer while the Water Board did not take action on 80 illegal connections, causing a loss of Rs. 19 million to the exchequer.
The record of expenditure of Rs 12 billion is missing in KMC and Karachi Water Board and the Secretary Local Government Department has failed to present the record of expenditure of Rs 10 billion.
Alleged embezzlement of Millions of Rupees in the name of petrol and repair of vehicles also came to light. Various institutions of the local bodies department did not collect Rs 70 billion and Karachi Water Board failed to collect Rs 53 billion and land management 10,315 million.
Various departments of Karachi Metropolitan Municipality received less revenue of Rs. 10 billion, 51 recruitments on fake degrees in SBCA and paid Rs. 69 million from the exchequer.
Serious financial irregularities in Benazir Bhutto Township caused a loss of Rs 9 billion to the exchequer and Rs 2.45 billion due to illegal recruitment in various local bodies.
In Larkana Development Authority, 277 City Wardens were recruited against 1389 and more than 1500 were recruited against SBCA.
KMC fire brigade vehicles consumed 42 million litres of petrol, of which there is no record. Millions were embezzled in the Malir Development Authority.
The report of the Auditor-General for the financial year 2016-17 revealed the alleged corruption. The report regarding the Sindh Local Government Department was presented in the Sindh Assembly on June 28, 2020.