Auditor General of Pakistan
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|Auditor General of Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Jurisdiction||Constitution of Pakistan|
|Annual budget||High Classified|
|Agency executive||Buland Akhtar Rana, Auditor General|
The Auditor General of Pakistan or Auditor General is a government organization and the prime institution in the country for ensuring public accountability and fiscal transparency in governmental operations. The organization is expected to bring about improvements in the financial discipline and internal control environment in the executive departments for minimizing the possibility of waste and fraud.
The Auditor General of Pakistan is appointed under the Constitution of Pakistan. His reports are laid before the National, Provincial, and District Assemblies and are considered in the Public Accounts Committee of the respective Assemblies. His mandate enables him to strengthen the legislative oversight by providing an independent and objective assessment of the process of governance both at the federal and provincial levels.
The budget of the Auditor General is classified as “charged” expenditure. All charged expenditures are not voted upon by the Parliament. This arrangement lends his institution a degree of independence. About 1500 qualified officers assist the Auditor General in the discharge of his responsibilities. SAI of Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer.
The office of the Auditor General of Pakistan is located on Constitution Avenue, opposite to the Supreme Court Building in the Federal Capital of Islamabad.
Currently, Buland Akhtar Rana is the appointed and serving Auditor General of Pakistan.
Constitutional position 
The Constitution of Pakistan 1973 lays down the Role and Powers of the Auditor General of Pakistan as Follows:
Article 168. Auditor-General of Pakistan.
(1) There shall be an Auditor-General of Pakistan, who shall be appointed by the President.
(2) Before entering upon office, the Auditor-General shall make before the Chief Justice of Pakistan oath in the form set out in the Third Schedule. (3) The terms and conditions of service, including the term of office, of the Auditor-General shall be determined by Act of [Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] and, until so determined, by  Order of the P (5) The Auditor-General shall not be removed from office except in the like manner and on the like grounds as a Judge of the Supreme Court.
(6) At any time when the office of the Auditor-General is vacant or the Auditor-General is absent or is unable to perform the functions of his office due to any cause, such other person as the President may direct shall act as Auditor-General and perform the functions of that office.
Article 169. Functions and powers of Auditor-General.
The Auditor-General shall, in relation to-
(a) the accounts of the Federation and of the Provinces; and
(b) the accounts of any authority or body established by the Federation or a Province, perform such functions and exercise such powers as may be determined by or under Act of'  [Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] and, until so determined, by Order of the President.
Article 170. Power of Auditor-General to give directions as to accounts.
The accounts of the Federation and of the Provinces shall be kept in such form and in accordance with such principles and methods as the Auditor-General may, with the approval of the President, prescribe
Tanwir Ali Agha
|Buland Akhtar Rana
August 2011 – Present