Asim Ahmed to be appointed new FBR chairman: sources


ISLAMABAD , APRIL 09  : The federal government has decided to appoint Member IT Asim Ahmed as the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

Asim Ahmed, who is from the Inland Revenue, would be given the charge of tax regulatory authority upon incumbent chairman Javed Ghani’s retirement.

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

This is the sixth time the PTI-led government is appointing the FBR chairman.

This is a critical hour for tax collection machinery as its performance becomes immensely important due to the country’s scrutiny under the strict supervision 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 earlier in  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.