The auditor of Padma Islami Life Insurance has raised red flags about the company’s financial transparency. The auditor found the company’s financial statement lacked necessary information. Key financial issues highlighted by the auditor include a negative life insurance fund of Tk 233.89 crore and a negative operating cash flow of Tk 38.23 crore as of December 31, 2022. Furthermore, the auditor noted discrepancies in the adjustment of outstanding premiums of Tk 20.91 crore and unconfirmed bank balances of Tk 210.45 crore due to the non-availability of authentic documents.
There were also concerns about investments related to a Sadaka fund of Tk 4.34 crore and a lack of supporting documents for fixed deposits. In 2022, the company reported long-term borrowing of Tk 149, but auditors could not ensure authenticity against this debt.
Auditors could not confirm a fixed deposit of Tk 2.55 crore reported in the insurer’s financial report. On March 20, 2023, its life fund was negative by Tk 239.79 crore compared to Tk 13.17 crore at the same period in 2022. As of July 31, 2023, the public owned 51.51 percent of the corporation, institutions owned 16.93 percent, and the government-owned 31.56 percent.