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ATIR still functioning without registrar

ATIR still functioning without registrar

ISLAMABAD: Despite lapse of months, the Federal Ministry of Law and Justice has not appointed registrar of the Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR).

According to the information available with ministry’s online pages, the ministry had yet not appointed new registrar of the Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue. Hence, the office of registrar has been lying vacant for the last five months.

It is noteworthy here that former registrar of ATIR, Zahid Habib relinquished the post on September 10 following the orders by Ministry of Law and Justice.

According to ATIR officials, lower staff of tribunal was performing affairs supposed to be performed by the registrar.

As the tribunal still run all affairs under ‘centralized system’ in which all regions reports to the headquarters in Islamabad, therefore, the tribunal was in dire need to new registrar, they added.

According to ATIR staffers, the tribunal and regional offices are functioning without a registrar for nearly five months now.

Ministry of Law and Justice had barred Registrar of Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR), Zahid Habib from performing his duty as tribunal’s registrar last week September 10.

According to ATIR officials, former registrar had relinquished the charge following the ministry’s order in which it had barred Habib from performing duty as ATIR registrar.

According to details, Ministry of Law and Justice had repatriated Habib in account of a complaint challenging his appointment as registrar of tribunal.