ISLAMABAD – An officer of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has made a bizarre request to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in order to wade through the inflation woes.
In a viral letter to the premier, the Grade 17 officer of the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) has sought permission to start corruption from April 1 as he is facing difficulties to meet the expenses due to his low salary.
“Sir, I am a CSS officer and working with Inland Revenue Service (IRS), FBR for last four years. For last more than four years, I can vouch on oath or even on holy book that despite innumerable instance I had to earn below the table money, I have never committed a single rupee corruption. I also know that it is not an achievement to brag about but a normality excepted from a public servant. Agreed, but Sir, owing to current high inflation, and no compensation from government to lessen my situation, I am honestly left with no option but to look for illicit means to be able to make my ends meet, no matter how much I may not agree with this in principles,” reads the letter.
Saying he is drawing Rs122,922 salary, the officer also shared the breakout of his general expenses that become Rs110,500. “I have not included all the petty expenses one has to incur being a husband, a father, and made an earing individual, who does not live in solitude but in a society where one must being participatory,” he wrote.
Seeking permission to do corruption, he wrote: “However, rest assure, I may not cause national exchequer huge losses. I would ensure I take minimum possible, as I am not a habitual corrupt person but one who has been forced by the circumstances and consequent disregard from my own Prime Minster”.
The authenticity of the letter is yet to be verified independently.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 08, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||371||375|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.4||36.75|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.16||175.16|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 226,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs194,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs178,006 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 207,623.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 226,500||PKR 2125|
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