FBR Suspends Two Government Employees Over Ex-COAS Tax Information Leak

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On Thursday, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) announced that two Grade-18 officials would be suspended for 120 days due to the leak of secret tax return documents belonging to former chief of army staff (COAS) General Retired Qamar Javed Bajwa.

After the disclosure of ex-COAS Gen Retired Bajwa’s family tax data, the FBR announced the suspension of two Grade 18 officials. Officers Zahoor Ahmad, Atif Nawaz Warraich, and others from FBR Headquarters’ Admin Pool were among those placed on leave.

A number of Grade-18 officials from Inland Revenue were demoted before.

Three more income tax officers were added to the probe of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family’s leaked tax records in the month of November.

FBR’s chief commissioner, commissioner, and additional commissioner will reportedly investigate the leak of Gen. Bajwa and his family’s tax records.

There are three cops involved in the release of these tax records, and they will all be fired, according to the sources.

According to reports, the deputy commissioner in Lahore’s login information was used to retrieve sensitive tax documents, and images were then taken from the deputy commissioner’s computer.

In addition, 15 FBR personnel and two deputy land revenue commissioners have been questioned in connection with the exposed tax data.

According to the forensic analysis of their computers and cellphones, the whole plot was conceived by these cops, said the sources. The FBR investigating team also took into custody two deputy commissioners, Atif and Zahoor Ahmed.

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