ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Asad Umar chaired the first meeting of the “FBR coverage Board” created under the FBR Act 2007 on Wednesday.

The finance minister is the chairman of the board whereas ministers for trade, textile, industries and privatization are the ex-officio individuals along with chairmen of the Senate and national meeting standing committees on finance and revenue. The FBR chairman are the secretary of the board.


among the nominated members (in advisory ability) have been ministers Abdul Razak Dawood and Hammad Azhar, Senator Kauda Babar, Syed Javed (IT expert ), Usman Yousaf Mubeen (Chairman NADRA) and Abdullah Yousaf ( former chairman FBR), said a press release.

The FBR chairman gave a detailed briefing on the Bureau’s running and specifically mentioned the movements recently taken to enhance the overall performance and informed the meeting about separation of tax coverage and administration, draft of FBR transformation plan, and Swiss avoidance of double taxation treaty ratified.

It was also informed that the FBR had identified 152,201 Pakistani nationals with undeclared property abroad, shops electronically related with FBR, besides 6451 excessive net-worth non-filers issued notices with sales recovered Rs 245 million.

It turned into in addition knowledgeable that four,961potentially undeclared properties overseas identified while goal criteria performance management, integrity control unit were additionally created in the FBR.

all of the ex-officio and nominated members congratulated the Finance Minister on the formation of the coverage Board after this sort of long term and welcomed the stance of the PTI authorities to talk over with non-governmental members for development of the Tax machine of the u . S . A ..

After the detailed briefing by means of the FBR chairman and view sharing through the members, it turned into determined that the Senate’s status Committee on regulation and Justice will be requested to check FBR legal guidelines wherein crook investigation corporations had an overlapping jurisdiction with FBR so that the authority of FBR can be ascertained.

The NADRA chairman turned into directed by using the chair to begin operating on proposals for broadening of the tax base thru the use of statistics already to be had at the NADRA facts base, the recommendations will be reviewed by way of the coverage board in element for further action.

Abdullah Yousaf pressured on the need for systemization through automation in order that the factors of harassment and use of discretionary powers can be minimized.

He become additionally directed by way of the chair to make unique presentation at the Audit and inspection gadget of FBR and advise improvements within the gadget. The presentation can be first shared with Minister of country of revenue and later be added to the coverage Board for similarly motion.

The Minister of country for sales said that it turned into his earnest choice that the FBR coverage Board might also layout ToRs for bridging the gap among coverage and administration.

It became additionally determined that the coverage Board shall maintain its everyday meetings on quarterly basis and the following assembly may be held in mid of March.