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FBR’s Board-in-Council lauds services of ex-member-IR Tanveer

FBR’s Board-in-Council lauds services of ex-member-IR Tanveer

ISLAMABAD: A special meeting of the Board-in-Council was held here at Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) HQ to pay homage and to bid farewell to former Member Inland Revenue (IR) Operations Khawaja Tanveer Ahmad (Inland Revenue Service/BS-21).

The meeting was chaired by FBR Chairman Tariq Pasha and attended by members of the Board. In line with the tradition in the FBR, the recently retired officer in BS-21 (in FBR HQ), was invited to this meeting to pay homage and to bid farewell to them by the Board-in-Council.

Khawaja Tanveer Ahmad, who was invited to the meeting on special invitation, shared his views and work experiences during their careers in and outside FBR. Members of the FBR, in their individual remarks, hailed the services rendered by Khawaja and also shared their reminiscences of some pleasant memories while working together with the retired officer.

The FBR chairman highly appreciated the services of the said officer and his hard work and commitment to the organisation. The FBR chairman and all the members highlighted the moral values practised by outgoing officer and unanimously praised the high level of integrity and honesty exhibited by them during his entire career. Pasha emphasised that the retired officer with their enriched experience behind them must continue contributing to the society. He wished him all healthy and prosperous life in future. The FBR managed to maintain over 19.5 percent growth in revenue collection during his tenure as Member IR Operations.

Khawaja Tanveer Ahmad had rich experience of both the customs as well as Inland Revenue which enabled the Board to ensure taxpayers facilitation, compliance as well as achievement of the assigned targets. Khawaja Tanveer Ahmad had worked as Director General, (Intelligence & Investigation) Inland Revenue, Islamabad. During his tenure as DG I&I IR the agency showed remarkable performance in framing cases against tax evaders in almost all leading sectors of the economy. One of the major initiatives taken by him is the creation of anti-money laundering cell and speedy actions against persons involved in money laundering.