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Delay in tax cases: PM suspends Inland Revenue chief commissioner, other officials

Delay in tax cases: PM suspends Inland Revenue chief commissioner, other officials
April 23, 2024 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday took notice of the 'willful' delay in tax cases and ordered for suspension of Commissioner Inland Revenue Islamabad and other relevant officials.

While issuing a directive for the suspension of all the relevant officials, the prime minister also asked for initiating an inquiry against them.

Soon after assuming the office, the prime minister had directed for immediate reforms in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and decided to oversee the process himself. As per details, billions of rupees’ cases related to government revenues have been pending for adjudication in the Tax Tribunals.

The prime minister had requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan for the early disposal of such cases. Recently, the prime minister took a notice of one of these pending cases in which an FBR counsel had sought adjournment and directed the relevant authorities to inquire into the matter.