Hamid says his past tenure too under probe
Speaker Abdul Hamid yesterday said a parliamentary committee will be formed to look into all spending of the secretariats of parliament in the past, including his own past tenure.
"A committee will be formed with members of all the parties to look into the irregularities that took place in the past. The committee will submit the report to parliament," he said while talking to reporters after inaugurating the Anti-Corruption Week at a city hotel.
"As he [former speaker Jamiruddin Sircar] specifically mentioned my period, I can assure you that the investigation will also focus on my period," Hamid added.
The speaker also said he already asked the comptroller and auditor general to submit all the audit reports since independence.
Asked about the 700 reports lying pending with the public accounts committee, he said he was not aware of the matter.
"This is for the first time all the committees have been constituted in the parliament's first session. All the committees have started working," he said.
Hamid also said strengthening the committees will play a major role in curbing corruption from the country.