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Tuesday, June 06, 2023  
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Two officials suspended for ‘leaking’ General Bajwa’s tax records

Finance Minister Dar ordered an inquiry into the leakage of COAS' tax records

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday suspended two officers of the Inland Revenue Service in connection with the leak of tax record details of outgoing army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family.

As per reports, Deputy Commissioners Atif Nawaz and Zahoor Ahmad have been suspended from service after preliminary investigations.

According to the initial report, the data was leaked from the IDs of the two officials officers who are currently under investigation for further revelations.

The officers are being investigated regarding the matter of data leak under sections 198 and 216 of Income Tax Ordinance.

The preliminary inquiry report of the case had been submitted to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Earlier, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ordered an inquiry into the unwarranted leakage of tax information of the family members of outgoing army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Taking serious notice, he had called it a clear violation of complete confidentiality of tax information that the law provides.

In view of this serious lapse on the part of to-date unknown functionaries, the finance minister had directed the SAPM on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha to personally lead an immediate investigation into the violation of tax law and breach of FBR data, affix responsibility and submit a report within twenty-four hours.

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Ishaq Dar


General Qamar Javed Bajwa

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