Member Establishment Asim Ahmed has been appointed as the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the Establishment Division said on Friday.
Asim Ahmed, who is from Inland Revenue, has been given charge of the tax regulatory authority on the retirement of current chairman Javed Ghani.
Ghani will assume office on April 12, 2021, but will step down as chairman of the FBR on April 9, 2021, due to weekly holidays.
This is the sixth time the PTI-led government has appointed an FBR chairman.
This is a critical time for the tax collection machinery as its performance becomes critical due to the country’s scrutiny under the strict supervision of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Official sources told The News earlier this week: “The government has decided to appoint a new chairman of the FBR and various names are under consideration for the appointment of a sixth chairman under the PTI-led government.”
When contacted, a senior government official told the publication that the government had decided to appoint a new chairman of the FBR from among the ranks of the board.
Ghani belonged to the Customs Group, so the new chairman can now be elected from the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) group.