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FBR prepares reports of Customs, IR officers facing disciplinary proceedings

FBR prepares reports of Customs, IR officers facing disciplinary proceedings

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of revenue, on the directive of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has prepared the reports of Pakistan Customs and Inland Revenue Service officers, who are facing disciplinary proceedings

The reports would be submitted to FBR Chairman Tariq Mehmood Pahs for approval in a couple of days.

The prime minister had asked for the details of all cases of officials, officer of BPS-16 and above belonging to the Pakistan Customs Services, Inland Revenue Services and other cadres of the FBR against whom formal disciplinary proceedings were initiated by the FBR from June 2013 onwards on the charges of corruption, issuance of bogus refunds, criminal connivance with tax evaders, misuse of authority and negligence resulting loss of revenue.

PM Abbasi has taken notice of rampant ‘corruption’ and appointment of officers with ‘embarrassingly compromised reputations’ at key positions in the Federal Board of Revenue, initiating a process that may eventually cleanse the tainted organisation.

In a letter, the Prime Minister’s Office also directed FBR Chairman Tariq Pasha to submit a detailed report about the ‘integrity’ of all FBR members, officers heading field formations and strategic units of the FBR of both Customs and Inland Revenue.

The prime minister has given November 28 as the deadline to the FBR chairman to submit a report about his all top officers, including those who faced inquiries in the past but still serving on lucrative posts.