Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana. — FBR/File

ISLAMABAD: A grade-21 officer from the Inland Revenue Service (IRS), Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana, is the potential candidate to assume the charge of the new Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman, Geo News reported citing sources on Tuesday.

According to a summary, three names were suggested for consideration including Rashid Mahmood Langrial, from the Pakistan Administrative Service group; Amjad Zubair Tiwana, the incumbent FBR member IRS Operations; and Syed Nadeem Rizvi, the most senior contender in the race.

Asim Ahmed, who was appointed as the FBR chief by the Shehbaz Sharif-led government last year on April 27, has completed his tenure and retired due to his age of superannuation on July 30.

Ahmed had also served as the FBR chairman in 2021 for a few months ahead of Javed Ghani’s retirement but was replaced after a data-hacking incident occurred in the FBR.

At the time of reappointment for the role, he was number three on the seniority list of IRS officers.

It is believed that the summary might get the nod today and the announcement is made regarding the appointment of the new FBR chief.

The new head of the tax collection authority will face a daunting task as the country has set a target of Rs9.415 trillion for the current fiscal year as committed to the International Monetary Fund.

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