ISLAMABAD: The federal government has failed to bar bureaucracy from misuse of official vehicles and drivers, it is learnt here.
According to official sources, it has been revealed that some Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) retired and on-service officials are illegally using vehicles, drivers and other staff assigned to field offices.
Sources told Customs Today that these vehicles which are being used by the FBR official are solely assigned to field officers and inspectors for tax recovery and to curb tax evasion; however, FBR officials who are deputed in different offices including Prime Minister Office are using these vehicles illegally.
Meanwhile ex-Additional Commissioner, (Inland Revenue) Regional Tax Office, Rawalpindi Farooq Ahmad Nisar is also using department vehicle and also enjoying services of official driver, sources added.
Sources also said that Deputy Secretary Kashif Manzoor, who is on deputation at Prime Minister office, is still using FBR vehicle, driver and other staff and monthly fuel expenses. While other deputy secretaries of FBR are also found using vehicles and drivers unlawfully while the department is bearing the expenses of these illegally usage, sources added.