FBR to crackdown across Pakistan: sources

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FBR to crackdown across Pakistan: sources

*KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) authorities are initiating large-scale crackdowns against benami accounts and properties across the country.*

A high-powered authority has been constituted that was tasked to open thorough probe into benami accounts, whereas, FBR authorities have also established ‘Benami Zones’.

High-level officers of FBR were appointed in the zone to collect complete data of undisclosed properties for finalising a plan to conduct crackdowns.

According to FBR sources, the concerned officers will be authorised to forward cases to the newly-constituted authority which would hand it over the federal government after compiling an investigation report.

Moreover, the board made postings and transfers of 11 senior officers in the benami zones.

Commissioner Islamabad Hasan Zulfiqar has been appointed as Commissioner Inland Revenue (IR) Upper Wing Authority while Deputy Commissioner Regional Tax Office (RTO) Muhammad Hussain has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Benami Zone 1 and Assistant Commissioner IR Hasham Khalid was also posted to the same zone.

Syed Shakeel Ahmed was appointed Commissioner IR and Bilal Mehmood was given charge of Deputy Commissioner IR in Benami Zone 3.