Financial Accounting & Budgeting System

Office of the Controller General of Accounts, Government of Pakistan


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FABS represents one of the largest SAP-based public sector implementation of an integrated MIS in the world. The budgets and financial reports of federal, provincial and district tiers of the Government are processed through the FABS. Monthly salaries, GP Fund payments and pensions of nearly 3 million public sector employees and thousands of daily contingent payments and receipts of Government entities are also processed.

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1) FABS contributes to increased revenues through automated deduction of sales tax

2) FABS online salary slip solution users exceed 700,000

3) System based tracking of pension cases launched at AGPR

4) AGPR goes live with the loan and advances module

5) FABS implements Organizational Management(OM) Module in KP

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FABS Contributes to Increased Revenues through Automated Deduction of Sales Tax

Solution for automated deduction of sales tax through the system activated across all the AGs/DAOs with potential for substantively improving withholding sales tax collection through accounting offices. The FABS system accesses FBR database through optical fiber link on a daily basis to verify the status of sales tax registration of vendors/suppliers. The system ensures that the correct amount of sales tax at applicable rates is withheld from the bills processed at AGs\DAOs the next day.

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FABS Online Salary Slip Solution Users Exceed 700,000

More than 700,000 Government employees are receiving their salary slips through email every month. The measure is expected to contribute towards curbing the increasing cost incurred on the purchase of paper stationery and the repair and maintenance of printers at Government offices.

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System Based Tracking of Pension Cases Launched at AGPR

Pension case tracking system has been developed for the pension cases processed at AGPR Islamabad. The pensioners can view the status of their cases online which would facilitate the pensioners thereby marking a major improvement in terms of service delivery, transparency and accessibility. The same facility will also be developed for all the accounting offices across the country.

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AGPR Goes Live with Loan and Advances Module

A solution has been successfully implemented for AGPR Islamabad under which processing of House Building, Motor Car, Motor Cycle and Cycle advances for government employees under ambit of the AGPR main office in Islamabad, has been automated. The solution ensures that the employees get the advances according to the order in which they have applied for the same. It also tracks repayment of advances and makes sure that next advance is only allowed to an employee once he has paid back the required number of instalments of the previous advance as per the applicable rules. Furthermore, rules are enforced by the system through which an employee is barred from getting a particular advance more than twice during the length of her/his service. Activation of the solution has already led to filtering out of hundreds of applications for advances that were against the rules, thereby improving service delivery to the deserving applicants, as well as saving the exchequer from undue burden of advances to those employees who have not repaid due instalments on previous advances. The solution is planned to be replicated in all AGPR-suboffices in respective provinces.

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FABS Implements Organizational Management(OM) Module in KP

The OM module has been successfully implemented in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province. Data cleaning work is already under way to enable roll-out of OM module in Balochistan. The module shall subsequently be replicated in all provinces as well as at the federal government level. FABS is also working on developing OM module-based dashboards which will provide regular update on sanctioned, vacant and filled posts in various government departments, districts across the respective provinces, at the click of a button, thereby enabling better rationalization of human resource across the federal and provincial governments.

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Status of Bills through SMS

DDOs/ Govt. Employees/ Vendors may know the status of their bills (other than pay, pension, GP fund), submitted at Account Offices for payment purpose, by sending an SMS from their mobile phones.

About FABS


The office of the Director General MIS/FABS, working under the Controller General of Accounts(CGA), is responsible for smooth functioning of the SAP-based Financial Accounting & Budgeting System(FABS), which is an Integrated Financial Management Information System(IFMIS) being run at government offices at federal, provincial and district level. FABS was initiated and established under Government of Pakistan and World Bank-funded Project to Improve Financial Reporting & Auditing(PIFRA). PIFRA was implemented at federal, provincial and district levels of the government in three phases between 1996-2014. After closure of PIFRA on 31.12.2014, its FABS component was mainstreamed into the o/o DG MIS/FABS on 01.01.2015.

Essentially, FABS comprises of the New Accounting Model(NAM), and a SAP-ERP-based Information Technology platform. The New Accounting Model(NAM) was introduced in year 2000, through approval by the Auditor General of Pakistan, to improve the traditional government accounting system by bringing-in a shift towards modified cash-basis of accounting, double-entry book-keeping, commitment accounting, fixed asset accounting and a new multi-dimensional Chart of Accounts. A key objective of FABS (i.e. NAM, along with the SAP-based IT platform) was to help produce timely, relevant, accurate, reliable and comprehensive financial reports for the decision makers to enable effective accountability and better financial governance. Objectives of FABS include effective budgetary management, financial control, cash forecasting, trend analyses, fiscal administration and debt management.

The SAP-ERP based system is being run at more than 500 sites across the country at federal, provincial and district level. They include self-accounting entities like Pak PWD, Pakistan Mint, Geological Survey of Pakistan and Directorate of Postal Accounts. The District Accounts Offices(DAOs) and other district level offices, and provincial line departments are linked through Wide Area Network(WAN) to servers at Accountant General office and the Finance Department of the respective province. All provincial servers are linked through WAN to the federal server lying at the office of the Accountant General Pakistan Revenues(AGPR) in Islamabad, thereby creating a seam-less and integrated system capable of providing real-time information on financial transactions taking place on the system across the country at national and sub-national level. Among other things, the FABS is being used to process (a) monthly pay of more than 2.5 million government employees at federal, provincial and district levels (b) monthly pension of more than 0.5 million government employees (c) General Provident Fund payments of government employees (d) thousands of payment claims of government departments across the country on a daily basis (e) monthly and annual accounts of federal, provincial and district governments (f) budgets of federal and provincial governments.

New services are being initiated which aim to utilize the system for providing useful information to decision-makers in the government through dashboard reports. Horizontal expansion of the system is also being undertaken through interfaces with relevant government entities to capture comprehensive information related to receipts, expenditures, domestic debt and external debt transactions of the government.

FABS Organogram

FABS Functions

FABS ensures proper functioning of the SAP-based financial accounting, budgeting, pre-audit, payroll, GPF and pension processing system of federal and sub-national governments through:

  • technical support to SAP end-users in accounting and budgeting offices and line departments/ministries
  • development of new SAP-based solutions for better public financial management
  • ensuring proper functioning of the SAP hardware and networking infrastructure across the country

FABS Teams

FABS comprises of the following teams under their respective Team Leads:

  • Human Resource Team (HR Team)
  • Financial Team (FI Team)
  • BASIS Team
  • LAN/WAN Team
  • ABAP Team
  • Information Security Team

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FABS implements Organization Management(OM) module, linking budgeted sanctioned strength of employees with payroll, in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

November 17, 2016
FABS implements Organization Management(OM) module, linking budgeted sanctioned strength of employees with payroll, in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

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Contact


FABS Directorate Second Floor AGPR G-8/4 Islamabad Pakistan

92 51-9107241

92 51-9107250 (fax)

051-9107250 (fax Director FABS)

051-9107240 (fax Team Lead (LAN/WAN))

Director General MIS
Ammar Naqvi 051-9107241 dgmis@cga.gov.pk
Director FABS
Tajammal Elahi 051-9107246 directorfabs@cga.gov.pk
Director OPS
Shahana Batool 051-9107242 directorops@cga.gov.pk
Team Lead HR
Hamid Junaid 051-9107244 hamid@cga.gov.pk
Team Lead ABAP
Arshad Khan 051-9107245 m.arshad@cga.gov.pk
Team Lead FI
Imran Pervaiz Nawaz 051-9107251 imranpervez@cga.gov.pk
Team Lead Basis
Muhammd Yasin 051-9107244 yasin@cga.gov.pk
Team Lead LAN/WAN
Qaisar Nadeem 051-9107240 qaiser@cga.gov.pk
Information Security Expert
Muahmmad Suleman 051-9107249 sulaman@cga.gov.pk
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