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FBR at centre stage as government woos IMF

ISLAMABAD: The upcoming bailout package of International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Pakistan to the tune of $5.3 billion depends upon performance of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as well as cash-bleeding power sector. The much-awaited energy policy, going to be unveiled by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will set the tone for moving towards fixing the problem of power sector as ... Read More »


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) – the anchor of Pakistan’s economic ship – has a new captain in the person Tariq Bajwa, a public servant with a long and distinguished record of service in the finance and revenue sectors. It is hoped that with the induction of Tariq Bajwa, there will be a distinctive positive change in the ... Read More »

Tariq Bajwa given additional charge of Secy Revenue

SM Haider ISLAMABAD: The government has given additional charge of Secretary Revenue to FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa with immediate effect. In pursuance of Establishment Division’s notification, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has assumed the charge of the post of Secretary Revenue Division with effect from 05.07.2013, states a notification issued by the FBR on Monday. Mr Tariq Bajwa, a 21 grade ... Read More »

FBR figures out plan to achieve ambitious tax target

SM Haider ISLAMABAD: In order to broaden the tax base for securing $5.3 billion bailout package from the IMF, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to establish centralised database network for sending 100,000 notices to potential tax dodgers in the current fiscal year. Tariq Bajwa, Chairman FBR, has finalised an effective enforcement plan for the current fiscal year ... Read More »

New FBR chairman assumes charge

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The newly-appointed chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Tariq Bajwa, officially assumed the charge of his post on Monday. Chairman FBR Mr. Tariq Bajwa, an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, brings with him vast experience of Public Policy formulation and implementation with special focus on public and corporate finance. Mr. Tariq Bajwa has a degree in ... Read More »

FBR chairman optimistic to achieve target

SM HAIDER ISLAMABAD: Chairman FBR Ansar Javed has said that taxation measures in the budget 2013-14 would yield additional revenues of Rs 202 billion and the envisaged target of 2475 billion would be achieved. Talking to reporters on the occasion of post budget press conference, he said the FBR would achieve its revised tax collection target of Rs 2007 billion ... Read More »

Govt should not increase customs duties: Former FBR chairman

FAIZA ISRAR  ISLAMABAD: Former chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Dr Ather Maqsood said that in order to avoid further noncompliance, the government should not increase the customs duty.  While talking to Customs Today, he said that there is a chance the government would go for increase in the tariffs for the customs items in the Budget 2013-14 as the ... Read More »

UK delegation calls on FBR Chairman

 SM HAIDER  ISLAMABAD: Member of the UK’s House of Lords, Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham called on Chairman FBR Ansar Javed at the FBR House here today. Riffat Shaheen Qazi, official spokesperson, and Member FBR was also present in the meeting. During the meeting Chairman FBR stressed the need to enhance collaboration between the revenue and customs departments of both ... Read More »