Asim Ahmad appointed new FBR chairman

By: News Desk      Published: 03:32 PM, 9 Apr, 2021
Asim Ahmad FBR chairman
FBR chairman

The government has appointed Asim Ahmad as the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), reported 24NewsHD TV channel Friday.

Asim Ahmad will be the fifth chairman of the FBR appointed in the tenure of the PTI-led government. He will be replacing incumbent chairman Javed Ghani. Javed Ghani is set to reach superannuation on April 10.

He was posted as a regular chairman of FBR on Dec 29, 2020, after having the additional charge of the slot for five months.

Asim Ahmed is currently serving as a Member of Information Technology (IT) in the FBR. He has also served as Commissioner Inland Revenue Lahore.

Javed Ghani was the fourth chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to have been appointed during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. He had replaced Nausheen Javed Amjad, who was posted as FBR chief after Shabbar Zaidi’s resignation. Prior to this, Jehanzeb Khan, a grade-22 officer, was tasked with ridding the tax collection department from corruption by the newly elected PTI government in August 2018.