ISLAMABAD: Senate Committee on Thursday slammed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on the inquiry reports which disclosed various FBR employees allegedly involved in corruption, malpractices, misconduct and inefficiency.
Sub-Committee of Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Narcotics Control met here at the Parliament House and directed the FBR to submit detailed reports of the inquiries in the next meeting of the Committee.
Senator Mohsin Aziz chaired the meeting and was attended by Senator Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari and Senator Saud Majeed besides the officials of FBR and Ministry of Finance.
The Committee also expressed annoyance for long delay in finalization of the inquiries against the officials of the FBR involved in various cases of corruption, misconduct and inefficiency as the Committee was informed that inquiries are pending since 2013.
The Committee was informed by Member Administration FBR Tasneem Rehman all the inquiries against the FBR officials are being held under Efficiency and Discipline Rules of the Government of Pakistan and under these rules, the maximum punishment if termination of the government servant from the job.
She explained that the department could not take any action to recover the money questioned in any corruption case and such cases are referred to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The FBR officials were also failed to reply to any question of recovery of any money from any official of the FBR involved in any corruption case, therefore, the Committee directed the FBR to submit the details of important inquiries especially those involved in big corruption cases.
The Committee was also informed that the investigation and inquiries against the official involved in case of clearance of over 2000 containers from Karachi Port.
The Committee told the senators that inquiry and investigation is still under process in a case of income tax of a company amounting to Rs. 92 billion.