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FBR chairman directs top brass to disregard political sensitivities

FBR chairman directs top brass to disregard political sensitivities

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan has ordered top officials of his team to disregard political sensitivities and enforce tax laws ‘equally’.

“Unfortunately, some FBR officers are showing political sensitivities from which they should refrain because it is the domain of the politicians to take care of political sensitivities and as civil servants we are supposed to implement the laws approved by the Parliament,” senior FBR officials quoted the FBR chairman as saying at a presentation shortly after his recent appointment.

He told the FBR officers that their performance would be the criteria for remaining in his good books and directed them to focus on enhancing their professionalism. He also told them that there would be zero tolerance if anything fishy came to his attention.

The newly-appointed FBR chairman has already directed to establish a mechanism which would yield one-page feedback briefings on all monthly progress reports submitted by chief commissioners and chief collectors.