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Shahid Hussain Asad designated as Official Spokesperson for FBR

Shahid Hussain Asad designated as Official Spokesperson for FBR

ISLAMABAD: Shahid Hussain Asad (IRS/BS-21) presently posted as Member (IR Policy), Federal Board of Revenue (Hq) Islamabad is designated as Official Spokesperson for FBR with immediate effect and until further order.

He holds a Master’s degree in English Language & Literature from Government College, Lahore, and a degree in Law from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He has undertaken a number of professional and management related training programs like the Senior Management Course, and the National Management Course at the Staff College, Lahore and other short-term training courses both in Pakistan and abroad.

Asad is a hard-core professional tax-collector but with a distinct knack of imparting training (since 1982) to the fresh inductee officers as well as in-service officers of IRS (Inland Revenue Service) at Inland Revenue Service Academy, Lahore and is teacher of majority of IRS officers. In an illustrious career spanning over more than three decades, he has extensive working experience in field as assessing officer, supervisory officer and Commissioner of Income Tax dealing with tax administration of corporate and non-corporate taxpayers. He also worked as Commissioner (Appeals). At the FBR HQs, he worked at literally all steps of the career ladder i.e. Second Secretary, Secretary, Chief, and now as a Member. He has the rare distinction of heading a number of important independent organizations such as i.e. Addl. Director General, Directorate of Training Inland Revenue Service, Member (Domestic Operations South), Director General, Intelligence & Investigation, Inland Revenue, Member (Inland Revenue), Federal Board of Revenue.

He conceived the idea of a separate Intelligence agency for IRS and actually established and headed it as Director General. He also started first ever exercise of documentation of potential tax payers across the country. As DG I&I, he introduced the concept of ‘Red Alert’ preventing fraudulent sales tax refunds to the tune of billions of rupees. As Member (Inland Revenue), he headed the Inland Revenue Service, the single largest service cadre in entire civil service of Pakistan. As Member (Inland Revenue), in 2011-12, he displayed remarkable leadership qualities in galvanizing the workforce of IRS in collecting revenue with a growth of 23% − the highest growth in more than a decade. During 2012-13, he also served in Federal Secretariat as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Production.