Muhammad Ajmal Gondal  

Auditor-General of Pakistan 



Mr. Muhammad Ajmal Gondal is the 21st Auditor-General of Pakistan / Supreme Audit Institution of Pakistan. The President of Pakistan appointed Mr. Gondal on 14 September 2021 for a four-year term under Article 168 of Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan swore him in.

The present Auditor-General possesses 35 years of domestic and international experience in public sector auditing and accounting. Before his elevation as the Auditor General, Mr. Gondal has held important positions within the Government, including Controller General of Accounts, Member Finance Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), and Accountant General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Also, he has served as Director-General Audit of Federal Government and served as head of the Internal Audit Wing of the National Highways Authority (NHA).

Mr. Gondal is the Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization Supreme Audit Institutions (ECOSAI) – a sub-regional forum of eleven South and Central Asian countries' Supreme Audit Institutions. He also sits on the Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Accounting Standards Board and Pakistan Institute of Public Financial Accountants (PIPFA), a fully accredited body of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Mr. Gondal is driven by a desire to improve the efficiency and productivity of the external audit process, which includes technology-based risk assessment, trend analysis, and audit operations oversight. In this spirit, he is leading the implementation of the Audit Information Management Systems (AMIS) as part of a World Bank-funded program to strengthen public financial management and procurement systems, resulting in better management and accountability in service delivery. Since September 2021, the information system has been successfully implemented across 28 Field Audit offices.

The country's Supreme Audit Institution was granted the SAP MENA Quality Award 2021to appreciate these efforts and the unwavering commitment of the current Auditor General of Pakistan.

Since September 2021, Mr. Gondal, in his role as the Auditor-General, has transformed the working of DAGP and steered the Department to evaluate the public policies on a themes-based reporting framework. This Methodological reporting change will assist SAI Pakistan as a value-adding approach that enables determining, consolidating, and reporting high-level insights to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and other key stakeholders. He initiated Citizen Participatory Audit by engaging citizens in audit process and first such collaborative report has been published. DAGP is moving towards gender responsive organizations by ensuring inclusiveness and leaving no one behind.

Mr. Gondal has a master's degree in Business Administration and Political Science. He has acquired extensive professional training commissioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Singapore Cooperation Programme, and University of Washington Graduate School. He is Fellow Member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants. He is Honorary Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).