Senator Ishaq Dar, the federal minister of finance and revenue, has expressed grave concern over the unauthorized and unjustified disclosure of tax information pertaining to the COAS Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa’s family.
In a succinct statement released on Monday, the ministry of finance stated that “The action is clearly violative of the complete confidentiality of tax information that the law provides,”
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha has been instructed by the finance minister to personally lead an immediate investigation into the violation of tax law and breach of FBR data, assign responsibility and submit a report within 24 hours in light of this serious error on the part of to-date unknown functionaries.
FBR has a system in place to find employees who “leak” information
The Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) provides a system for tracking down all tax authorities who have examined income tax returns and wealth declarations in the past.
The Chief Manager of Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) may easily run the query and check the names of personnel who have accessed the income tax returns and wealth statements, sources said on the condition of anonymity.
The FBR system saves the historical logs, which tax officers with access to the system are unable to erase.
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