How are the auditor general of Pakistan appointed and removed and what are the function and powers?
Appointed of auditor general
The auditor general is appointed by president. Before entering upon office the auditor general shall make before the chief justice of Pakistan oath in the form of set out in the third schedule. His term and condition of service, including the term of office is determined by act of parliament and until so determined, by order of the president.
A person shall not be eligible for further appointment in the service of Pakistan before the expiration of two years after he has cased to hold that office.
Removal of auditor general – He can be removed only in cases of physical or mental incapacity or gross misconduct and not otherwise. He can be removed from office by the president only on the recommendation of the supreme judicial council. (Art. 169).
Function and power of auditor general – The auditor general in relation to
(A). The account of the federation and of the provinces and
(B). The account of any authority or body established by the federation or a Province,
Perform such function and exercises such powers as determined by or under the act of parliament and, until so determined, by order of the president. (Art. 169)
Power of auditor general to give direction as to account
The auditor general with the approval of the president gives the direction for the maintenance of accounts of the federation and of the provinces in the manner prescribed by him. (Art.170)