Customs Officer Transferred For Pointing Out Corruption In FBR

Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has transferred its senior customs officer for writing a letter to Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh regarding the abolishment of internal audit directorates.

According to notification available with this scribe, Dr Akhtar Hussain, a BS-20 officer of Pakistan Customs, has been transferred from the Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs) Lahore to the Collectorate of Customs (Adjudication) Faisalabad.

Earlier, Dr Akhar Hussain had alleged that the abolishment of internal audit directorates had taken away from the Customs Internal Audit its capacity to detect custom officers’ corruption.

“The Directorate of Internal Audit Karachi has been abolished to shelter those customs’ officers who are responsible for 90pc of corruption that takes take place throughout the country in a year,” he had alleged. “The Lahore directorate has been abolished for various reasons, all of which directed towards protecting the corruption from audit detections.”

It is pertinent to mention that Dr Akhar Hussain had also faced demotion and transfer when he gave a decision against six sugar mills, including Chaudary Sugar Mill, for giving concession and illegal rebate on the export of sugar to Afghanistan.

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