Asem Iftikhar appointed Director IRS Intelligence Karachi

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has posted Asem Iftikhar as the Director of Inland Revenue Intelligence and Investigation Karachi, as the board plans to tighten the noose around tax evaders and money launderers.

Asem Iftikhar is a well reputed officer and has served as Additional Director Inland Revenue Intelligence and Investigation in 2016-17. His jurisdiction is spread from Sadiqabad to Hub Chowki.

Asem Iftikhar is tasked to check sales tax evasion, income tax evasion, money laundering and bogus refunds, these areas were unchecked for a very long time.

It may be mentioned here that Inland Revenue I&I has so far failed in making any significant recoveries, and cases involving billions of rupees were suppressed in past for obvious reasons.

A list of 350 persons appeared in past regarding persons who had transferred huge sums of money to Dubai’s real estate sector, but these case were not pursued. Similarly, 280 persons were identified who had formed offshore companies, but only the political opponents were targeted, while no one else was touched. Similarly, several other cases were detected, but not pursued or concluded for obvious reasons.

It was known that IRS I&I officers/officials used to issue notices to taxpayers involved in wrongdoings, and after that the cases were shelved, probably because of the settlement made between the taxpayers and officers/officials.

The official said these notices were the primary weapon of the IRS I&I to harass, pressurize the taxpayers involved in wrongdoings, but no recoveries were affected. The official said that the new Director should keep an eye on all notices being issued to taxpayers and no notice should be issued without the approval of Director.

It may be mentioned here that IRS I&I has so far made only one significant recovery of around Rs6.0 billion from Dawlance.

Although cases were detected and notices were issued to hospitals, universities, schools, etc, but the cases were not pursued and no recoveries were made.

Sources said there were multiple lobbies operating in IRS, and Director Asem Iftikhar would need competent and reputed officers such as BS-18 officers icnluidng  Mujeeb A Nasir, Nadeem Ashraf Baig and Arif in his team, to live up to the challenge.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday notified transfers and postings of BS-17 to BS-20 officers of Inland Revenue Service (IRS) with immediate effect and until further orders.

  1. Abid Mehmood (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Peshawar from the post of Commissioner, (Peshawar Zone) Regional Tax Office, Peshawar, according to notification received to Pakistan Revenue.
  2. Muhammad Tariq Arbab (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Inland Revenue (Peshawar Zone) Regional Tax Office, Peshawar from the post of Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Peshawar.
  3. Asem Iftikhar (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi from the post of Chief, Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad.
  4. Abdul Rehman Bullo (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Inland Revenue (Zone-II) Large Taxpayers Unit-II, Karachi from the post of Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  5. Ahmad Kamal (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Lahore from the post of Commissioner, Inland Revenue (Appeals-III), Lahore.
  6. Muhammad Naveed Akhtar (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Inland Revenue Inland Revenue (Appeals-III), Lahore from the post of Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Lahore.
  7. Pir Khalid Ahmed Qureshi (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Hyderabad from the post of Additional Commissioner, Regional Tax Office, Hyderabad.
  8. Pervez Ahmad Shar (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office, Hyderabad from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Hyderabad.
  9. Ms. Fakhryia Anjum (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office, Peshawar from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Peshawar.
  10. Abdul Rehman Khilji (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office II, Karachi from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  11. Hameed-ur-Rehman (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Peshawar from the post of Additional Commissioner, Regional Tax Office, Peshawar.
  12. Muhammad Amin Qureshi (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi from the post of Additional Commissioner, Corporate Regional Tax Office, Karachi.
  13. Ajmal Khan (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office, Peshawar from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Peshawar.
  14. Saad Waqas (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate General of Training & Research (Inland Revenue), Lahore from the post of Additional Director, (IR) Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Lahore.
  15. Qaiser Naeem (AOST/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office, Faisalabad from the post of Assistant Director (Audit), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Faisalabad.
  16. Sami Ullah Khan (Inland Revenue Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office, Peshawar from the post of Deputy Director, (IR) Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Peshawar.
  17. Imran Zafar (Inland Revenue Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Faisalabad from the post of Deputy Commissioner, Regional Tax Office, Faisalabad.
  18. Arshad Ahmed Khan (SAST/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office II, Karachi from the post of Assistant Director (Audit), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  19. Ms. Sarwat Malik Habib (Inland Revenue Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office, Islamabad from the post of Deputy Director, Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Islamabad.
  20. Muhammad Tariq Aziz (Inland Revenue Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Regional Tax Office, Islamabad from the post of Deputy Director, (IR) Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Islamabad.
  21. Masood Alam (SAST/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office II, Karachi from the post of Assistant Director (Audit), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  22. Nadeem Ashraf Baig (SAST/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office III, Karachi from the post of Assistant Director (Audit), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  23. Hafiz Muhammad Azam Nafis (SAST/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office III, Karachi from the post of Assistant Director (Audit), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  24. Muhammad Rashid Chundrigar (SAST/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office III, Karachi from the post of Assistant Director (Audit), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Karachi.
  25. Zahoor Ahmad (Inland Revenue Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue), Lahore from the post of Deputy Commissioner, Regional Tax Office II, Lahore.

Through another notification the following IR officers have been transferred and posted:

  1. Munir Sadiq (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Chief, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Commissioner-IR, (Zone-I) Large Taxpayers Unit, Islamabad.
  2. Ms. Reema Masud (Inland Revenue Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Chief, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Commissioner-IR, (Corporate Zone) Regional Tax Office, Islamabad.
  3. Said Iqbal (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Secretary, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Additional Commissioner-IR, Regional Tax Office II, Karachi.
  4. Ajaz Hussain (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue Corporate Regional Tax Office, Karachi from the post of Secretary, (Income Tax Budget) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad.
  5. Abdul Wahid Shar (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Secretary, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Additional Commissioner-IR, Large Taxpayers Unit-II, Karachi.
  6. Usman Ahmed Khan (Inland Revenue Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate General of Training & Research (Inland Revenue), Lahore from the post of Secretary, (Income Tax Clarification) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad.
  7. Maheen Hassan (Inland Revenue Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Second Secretary, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Deputy Commissioner-IR, Regional Tax Office, Quetta.
  8. Muhammad Adil Khan (Inland Revenue Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Second Secretary, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Second Secretary, (Lit-HC) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad.
  9. Muhammad Nauman Anees (Inland Revenue Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Second Secretary, (Inland Revenue Policy Wing) Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad from the post of Deputy Commissioner-IR, Large Taxpayers Unit, Lahore.
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