Rukhsana Yasmeen becomes new Chairman FBR

KARACHI: The caretaker Prime Minister has approved transfer of Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Mahmood Pasha and approved posting of Rukhsana Yasmeen (BS-22) as the new chairman of the revenue body. Pasha is posted as Secretary Statistics.
She is of 11th Common Course, she was in Customs earlier then she moved to IRS and she is posted as Secretary FBR at the moment.
Sources said the establishment division would notify her appointment as Chairman FBR shortly.
Sources said Tariq Mahmood Pasha was transferred as he was trying to cover up the corruption and revenue evasion through misuse of green channel facility in the past few years.
Director General Customs Intelligence & Investigation submitted a report before the FBR underlining the misuse of green channel under patronage of senior customs officers. Director RMS Shahnaz Maqbool has also submitted a report to Member Customs about the irregularities in the profiling of companies and award of green channel status.
An official said that a committee comprising reputed retired officers such as former Director RMS Mohammad Saleem should be formed to properly investigate the green channel scam, which may enable recovery of lost revenue.
Prime Minister has also approved several other transfers and postings in the federal bureaucracy.

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