Islamabad: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has taken a serious notice of a news item published in a section of press stating that 1200 out of 1743 FBR officials have not submitted their income tax returns.
The Finance Minister has directed Chairman FBR to verify the veracity of the report and if found correct, the defaulting officers should be directed to file their returns by 10th June subject to existing rules.
Failing to comply with the directions given by the Finance Minister, punitive action should be taken against the non-complaint officers and their performance allowance must be stopped.
The Finance Minister added that the Government will not allow evasion of tax declaration by government officials who ought to set an example for ordinary citizens.
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