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Mushtaq Sukhera removed as Federal Tax Ombudsman

Mushtaq Sukhera removed as Federal Tax Ombudsman

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday removed Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera from the post of federal tax ombudsman, withdrawing the official notification for his appointment.

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in Punjab, Mushtaq Sukhera was appointed the federal tax ombudsman in August 2017 by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.

The notification “regarding appointment of Muhstaq Ahmed Sukhera (Retd-PSP/BS-22) as the Federal Tax Ombudsman is hereby withdrawn ab initio”, read the official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government has prepared a reference against the former IGP Punjab for his alleged failure to avert the 2014 tragedy in Lahore’s Model Town. The government had forwarded the reference to the Law Ministry.

Sources told media that the government is likely to appoint Justice (r) Faqir Muhammad Hussain Khokhar, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, as the federal tax ombudsman.