THE AUDITOR GENERAL:
Mr. Muhammad Akhtar Buland Rana took oath as the Auditor General of Pakistan on 27th August, 2011 for a four year term. Mr. Rana is the 17th Auditor General of Pakistan and brings his rich experience and vision which covers the span of 36 years, to the department.
As the head of the Supreme Audit Institution of Pakistan, he is entrusted by the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan under Articles 168 to 171 with the responsibility of reporting on the results of the financial operations of the Federal, Provincial, District Governments, authorities and bodies established by and are under control of Federal, Provincial or District Governments to the National, Provincial and District legislatures.
Prior to his appointment as the Auditor General of Pakistan, Mr. Rana was the senior most officer of the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service and served the Department as Additional Auditor General. Earlier he also served as Additional Secretary (In charge), Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan. He also held the post of Deputy Auditor-General of District Audit Wing, Office of the Auditor General of Pakistan. Mr. Rana began his career in the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service in 1976 and served the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Department in various capacities. Mr. Rana has attended various specialized trainings; mainly in Public Financial Management from the Institute of Public Service, University of Connecticut, Hart-Ford, USA, Investment Analysis and Economic Management from Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore, and Performance Auditing from Performance Audit Wing, Lahore. He also attended Advance Course in Management from National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), Lahore and 83rd National Management Course from Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore.
The vision of the Auditor General of Pakistan is to focus on the challenges which are confronted by Supreme Audit Institution, Pakistan. His aim is to improve the SAI Pakistan by incorporating reforms, best international practices and standards; supporting good governance and accountability; and effective, objective and credible reporting to the legislature.
As head of the Supreme Audit Institution Pakistan, Mr. Rana is committed to the international standards and general principles of audit i.e. objectivity, integrity, quality, confidentiality, partnership, professional competence and behaviour. He will also focus in his strategic role as head of the department to effectively serve the needs of the Parliament and Public Accounts Committees and make SAI Pakistan as
"A model SAI adding value to the national resources"
Mr. Muhammad Akhtar Buland Rana
(M.A. Plolitical Science, LLB)