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Asim Ahmad replaces Ashfaq Ahmed Khan as FBR Chairman

Grade 21 officer previously held the same charge from April to August 2021

10:59 PM | 27 Apr, 2022
Asim Ahmad replaces Ashfaq Ahmed Khan as FBR Chairman

ISLAMABAD – Shehbaz Sharif-led federal government has named Asim Ahmed as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The new chairperson of the apex tax collection authority is a Grade 21 officer employed at the FBR’s Inland Revenue Service (IRS) and also served as the Chairman of the FBR from 9 April to 24 August 2021. It is the second time that the senior bureaucrat has been appointed to the coveted post.

A notification issued by the Establishment Division cited “With the approval of the federal government, Mr Asim Ahmad, a BS-21 officer of Inland Revenue Service (IRS), is appointed as chairman, Federal Board of Revenue under Section 10 of the Civil Servants Act, 1970, with immediate effect and until further orders.”

Asim, after taking charge as chief of the federal law enforcement agency for the second time, will be facing the task to prepare an upcoming budget with an aim to collect around Rs7 trillion in taxes and clean the department from tainted taxmen.

Earlier, FBR’s tax collection was appraised as the imports were rising but now with the compression of imports, the tax collection authority has to find ways to complete desired tax collection target.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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