Zubair Tiwana appointed as new FBR chief

Zubair Tiwana appointed as new FBR chief
Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana. — FBR/File
Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana. — FBR/File

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accepted appointment of Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana, a grade-21 officer of the Inland Income Service (IRS), as the brand new chairman of the Federal Board of Income (FBR), sources informed Geo Information Tuesday.

In response to a abstract forwarded on this regard, three candidates’ names have been proposed for the place: Rashid Mahmood Langrial, an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service group; Amjad Zubair Tiwana, presently serving as FBR member IRS Operations; and Syed Nadeem Rizvi, member administration and most senior among the many contenders.

Nevertheless, PM Shehbaz Sharif accepted the appointment of Tiwana as the brand new head of tax assortment physique.

Asim Ahmed, who was appointed because the tax physique’s chief by the Shehbaz-led authorities on April 27 final yr, accomplished his tenure and retired after reaching the age of superannuation on July 30.

Ahmed had additionally served because the FBR chairman in 2021 for a number of months forward of Javed Ghani’s retirement however was changed after a data-hacking incident occurred within the FBR.

On the time of reappointment for the function, he was quantity three on the seniority record of IRS officers.

The brand new head of the tax assortment authority will face a frightening process because the nation has set a goal of Rs9.415 trillion for the present fiscal yr as dedicated to the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF).

Following within the footsteps of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities, the current regime has additionally most well-liked to nominate Tiwana — a junior officer.

PTI had appointed Dr Ashfaq Ahmed as FBR chairman, who was junior to a minimum of 11 officers of the tax physique. Tiwana is junior to 21 officers in prime tax assortment physique.

Updated at 2023-09-13 15:10:43