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Federal govt assigns additional charge of chairman FBR to Member IR Policy Javed Ghani

Federal govt assigns additional charge of chairman FBR to Member IR Policy Javed Ghani

ISLAMABAD: In a major development, the Federal government on Saturday transferred Ms Nausheen Javed from the post of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairperson and posted as Secretary National Heritage and Culture Division.

The federal government has also decided to assign additional charge of chairman Federal Board of Revenue to Member Inland Revenue (IR) Policy Muhammad Javed Ghani.

A notification issued by the establishment read as “the federal government has been pleased to assign additional charge of the post of Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), to Muhammad Javed Ghani, a BS-22 officer of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) presently posted as Member, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), for a period of three months or till the posting/appointment of a regular incumbent; whichever is earlier, with immediate effect.

It is necessary to mention here that Mohammad Javed Ghani is a senior bureaucrat and worked on various senior and mid level policy making as well as supervisory positions across the country at the Customs Headquarters and at various ports, airports and border customs offices including Karachi and Islamabad airports and Gawadar Sea Port, Sost (border with China), Chaman (border with Afghanistan), Taftan (border with Iran), Karachi Sea Port, Quetta, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Sialkot Inland Ports, with responsibility to suggest legal changes and oversee implementation of customs and trade laws as well as cross border trade.

He hold Master of Laws Degree in International Economic Law, with Distinction, from the Warwick University, United Kingdom, and Masters Degree in Economics, with Distinction, from the Government College (Punjab University), Lahore, Pakistan.

His articles and research papers include, “Developing Web of International Economic Corridors & Pakistan”, “Review of Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade”, “WTO, Trade Facilitation and Pakistan Customs”, “Trade Facilitation Negotiations in the WTO, the divisions, crucial elements and the best way forward”, “The definition of Geographical Indications in the TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement in relation to the ongoing debate in the WTO on expanding the scope of Article 23”, and “Electronic Filing of the Goods Declarations in One-Customs and the Legal Gaps”.

He also attended various international conferences and training courses in countries including Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, Phillippines, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.