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Asim Ahmed likely to be appointed as new FBR chairman: sources

Asim Ahmed likely to be appointed as new FBR chairman: sources

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to appoint Member IT Asim Ahmed as the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

According to sources, Asim Ahmed, who is from Inland Revenue, would be given the charge of tax regulatory authority upon the retirement of Javed Ghani

Ghani will reach the age of superannuation probably on April 12, 2021, but because of weekly holidays, he would be relieved from the charge of chairman FBR on April 9, 2021.

This is the critical hour for tax collection machinery as its performance becomes immensely important due to the country’s scrutiny under the strict nose of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“The government has decided to appoint a new chairman of the FBR and different names are under consideration for the appointment of the sixth chairman under the rule of PTI-led government,” official sources had told media earlier this week.

One top official of the government, when contacted, told the publication that the government has decided to appoint the new chairman FBR probably from within the ranks of the board.

Ghani belonged to the Customs Group, so now the new chairman might be selected from the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) Group.