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Bajwa warns against undue protocol to relatives of FBR officials at airports

Bajwa warns against undue protocol to relatives of FBR officials at airports

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed the security personnel and field formations to take orders only from FBR protocol officers and barred them from following any order or instruction from other protocol officers.

The FBR chairman has taken the step after complaints of wrong use of powers against rules and regulations by some FBR officers.

Sources told Customs Today that after the warning of FBR chairman, field formation officers are now cautious of following orders of any officers other than the FBR chairman. “The FBR chairman has also directed the field formations that they must let him know before taking any policy step or giving protocol, and instructed them to act as per the instructions of the chairman’s office only,” they added.

It is important to mention here that the FBR chairman, while taking action on complaints of illegal use of power by the FBR officers, has directed the officers that they should not provide protocol to relatives of officers at airports and other places. The sitting arrangement of the reviewing officers is also to be made possible with the installed system.