9: The Comptroller and Auditor-General
This part included provisions about the Comptroller
Part 9: The Comptroller and
(l) There shall be a Comptroller and Auditor-General of
Pakistan, who shall be appointed by the President.
(2) The terms and conditions of service of
the Comptroller and Auditor General shall be determined by Act of
the Central Legislature or, until so determined, by rules made by
Before he enters upon his office, a Comptroller
and Auditor-General shall make before the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court an oath in such form set out in the First Schedule as is applicable
to his office.
(1) A Comptroller and Auditor-General shall,
subject to this Article, hold office until he attains the age of
(2) A Comptroller and Auditor-General shall
not be removed from office except in the manner prescribed in clauses
(5) and (6) of Article 128 for the removal from office of a Judge,
and in the application of those clauses for the purposes of this
clause, any reference in those clauses to a Judge shall be read
as a reference to the Comptroller and Auditor-General.
(3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General may
resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the President.
(l) The Comptroller and Auditor-General shall
(a) hold any other office of profit in the
service of Pakistan; or
(b) occupy any other position carrying the
right to remuneration for the rendering of services,
but this Article shall not be construed as
preventing the Comptroller and Auditor-General from holding or managing
his private property.
(2) A person who has held office as Comptroller
and Auditor-General shall not hold any office of profit in the service
of Pakistan before the expiration of two years after he ceased to
hold that office.
At any time when -
(a) the office of Comptroller and Auditor-General
is vacant; or
(b) the Comptroller and Auditor-General is
absent or is unable to perform the functions of his office due
to illness or some other cause,
such other person as the President may direct
shall act as Comptroller and Auditor-General and perform the functions
of that office.
The Comptroller and Auditor-General shall perform
such functions and exercise such powers, and prepare such reports,
in relation to the expenditure and accounts of the Centre and of
the Provinces as may be provided or required by Act of the Central
The accounts of the Centre and of the Provinces
shall be kept in such form as the Comptroller and Auditor-General,
with the approval of the President, may determine.
(1) The reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General
relating to the accounts of the Centre shall be submitted to the
President, who shall cause them to be laid before the National Assembly.
(2) The reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General
relating to the accounts of a Province shall be submitted to the
Governor of the Province, shall be submitted to the Governor of
the Province, who shall cause them to be laid before the Assembly
of the Province.
Source: Documents and Speeches on the Constitution
By G. W. Choudhury (1967). Green Book House, Dacca (East Pakistan)
Back to Top
Search the Republic of Rumi