ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) high-ups have reviewed security measures at the FBR Headquarters and directed the departments concerned to further cement the security arrangements.
FBR Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi and Chief Admin Muhammad Iqbal Khan visited various areas of the FBR Headquarters and inspected security measures and directed the officials concerned to heighten security.
A source said that extra security measures had been taken and timing for opening and closing of gates had been specified.
“Even functional condition of weapons and arms present with private and official security guards was also reviewed,” the source added.
“Existing security SOPs were minutely discussed and employees were directed to ensured their entry through front gate” the source said adding that employees had been advised to wear their service cards.
“No visitor will be allowed without identification” the source added saying that although these measures were already being implemented yet concerned authorities had been asked to further be strengthened in the wake of prevailing situation. “The filed officers have also been directed to ensure their security with collaboration with security agencies,” the source added.
“Besides, the security measures, general arrangements made to facilitate the employees of FBR headquarters have also been reviewed,” the source said, adding that as it was a national level office, therefore, other facilities were also analysed including improvements brought about in cafeteria.
“The old dark one-room cafeteria has been replaced with a new, airy, well lit, well furnished,” the source said, adding that the FBR Member Admin directed the supervisory officers to pay random visits to cafeteria to take meal and tea to ensure implementation on the prescribed directions.
He also directed the cafeteria management to ensure charges from subscribers at subsidised rates along with improve the menu must according to hygienic standards. Similarly state of horticulture was also reviewed as the Member Admin visited side lawn and issued directions for further improvement.
The FBR has been several-time winner in flower shows among offices located on the Constitution Avenue organized by Capital Development Authority or any other organisation.