Particular assistant to PM denies all fees; says suggestions on benefit
ISLAMABAD: A few promotions to BS-22 in Federal Board of Income have introduced the deferred bureaucrats in open confrontation with the political bosses accusing them of rewarding the blue-eyed officers and penalizing these refused bowing to the pressures.
In miscellaneous petitions earlier than Islamabad Excessive Courtroom, the officers have documented allegations that have been solely whispered earlier than.
They vary from the accusation towards a promoted officer of defending the enterprise pursuits of Haroon Akhtar Khan to the strain exerted by him for the closure of tax evasion inquiries, the refusal of which deemed to be the rationale behind deferment of the annoying officer.
Haroon Akhtar Khan, Prime Minister’s Particular Assistant on Income, nevertheless, rubbished the allegations and declared that he beneficial officers solely on benefit with none worry or favor.
Ch. Safdar Hussain and Dr. Muhammad Irshad, the officers promoted to BS-22, fell within the seniority listing at tenth and sixteenth place which have generated resentment among the many deferred officers together with these recognized for impeccable integrity and professional competence.
The affected officers who moved the courtroom are: Haroon Tareen Khan, Raana Ahmed, Seema Majid, Muhammad Riaz, Mian Saeed Iqbal and Khawaja Tanveer Ahmed.
Tareen who has consecutively acquired excellent efficiency studies for the final six years, was DG Intelligence & Investigation of FBR till six months in the past. His petition reveals the strain he confronted after detecting large tax fraud/evasion within the instances of some very influential enterprise considerations.
“Respondent No.four (Haroon Akhtar Khan) referred to as him (Haroon Akhtar Tareen) to his workplace and suggested him to right away shut the stated proceedings.
“When the Petitioner expressed his incapability to take action, being completely unlawful, he was threatened with penalties together with denial of his future promotion to BS 22. Affidavit to that impact may be produced earlier than this august courtroom in that case desired,” reads his petition.
Raana Ahmed, one other affected officer who’s CEO of Pakistan Income Automation Restricted (PRAL), has additionally leveled allegations of strain techniques utilized by Haroon Akhtar Khan, saying he “calls the Chairman and Members FBR and even the CEO, PRAL to his workplace many occasions daily and unduly interferes within the routine enterprise of the FBR and the PRAL; unduly interferes in all administrative issues similar to transfers, postings, promotions and even disciplinary proceedings of FBR officers; threatens officers who hesitate to conform together with his unlawful verbal directions and rewards those that silently obey. As such the Respondent No. four is the de-facto Chairman FBR.”
All of the petitioners have additionally raised questions on Haroon Akhtar Khan’s appointment on incumbent place in view of a pending inquiry continuing towards him and his household with NAB “on fees of corruption, cash laundering, tax evasion and malpractice” in reference to a suspicious transaction of overseas remittance of US$ 6.9 million.
The petitioners have additional alleged that the 2 promoted workplaces (Ch. Safdar Hussain and Dr. Irshad Muhammad Irshad are taking care of the tax issues together with audits of Haroon Akhar Khan’s household companies.
They’ve additionally identified that the promoted officers have had much less expertise than the petitioners in BS-21 and that the petitioners’ efficiency stories have been much better than Safdar and Irshad.
Safdar in a case was “held responsible of sexual harassment to a woman officer although he was exonerated by the approved officer on compassionate floor, as he was affected by most cancers.”
The petitioners have argued quoting a Supreme Courtroom judgment in Tariq Aziz-ud-Din case that promotion to BS-22 can happen strictly on benefit and solely on benefit on the idea of standards set forth for promotion. Going by the courtroom judgment, the affected officers have been extra deserving promotion than these promoted.
Little question the appointing authority is vested with the chief authority to nominate civil servants in BS 22, this authority is to be exercised in accordance with regulation and the settled rules on this regard and benefit is to not be judged on private whims and needs moderately it’s to be gathered from the officer’s monitor report, the petitioners argued.
As The Information contacted Haroon Akhtar Khan for model on the fees leveled towards him by petitioners, he outrightly rejected them. I used to be requested by the finance minister, Haroon defined, for the names of one of the best of the perfect officers that I offered protecting in view my remark on the idea of my working with them. He stated he didn’t attend the assembly thought-about the officers for promotion.
Relating to undue affect he allegedly exercised over FBR officers, he denied that impression along with the allegation that he had pressured Haroon Tareen for closing inquiries relating tax fraud of influential businessmen.
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