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Javed Ghani assumes charge of FBR chairman

Javed Ghani assumes charge of FBR chairman

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Javed Ghani has assumed additional charge of chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday after removal of Ms. Nausheen Javed Amjad from the post of FBR chairperson.

A notification issued by the FBR, Muhammad Javed Ghani, an officer of Pakistan Customs Service BS-22 assumed the additional charge of the post of chairman FBR on July 07, 2020.

In another notification issued by the FBR stated that Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad, BS-22 officer of Inland Revenue Service has relinquished the charge of the post of FBR chairperson with effect from July 07, 2020.

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.