The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) suspended two officers for four months for their alleged involvement in leaking former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa’s family’s tax data.
Due to their alleged involvement in exposing Gen. Bajwa and his family’s tax records, the FBR said on Thursday that its two officers, Zahoor Ahmed and Atif Nawaz Warraich, would be suspended from their positions.
The two officers of BS-18 of the Overland Revenue Service have been suspended for a period of 120 days with immediate effect by the Competent Authority, Secretary of Revenue/Chairman of FBR, in the exercise of the authority granted under sub-rule (1) of the Civil Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 2020, according to the notification.
Zahoor Ahmad (Admin Pool), FBR (Headquarters), Islamabad, and Atif Nawaz Warraich (Admin Pool), FBR (Headquarters), Islamabad, are the two suspended officers.
On November 21, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar tasked Tariq Pasha as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenues to look into the theft of the former army chief’s family’s tax returns.
He took notice of the “illegal and unwarranted ” leakage of tax information of Gen (retd) Bajwa’s family members.
“This is clearly a violation of the complete confidentiality of tax information that the law provides,” a statement from the Finance Division read.