FBR Gathers Dual Nationality Information of Customs Officials

FBR Gathers Dual Nationality Information of Customs Officials

Karachi, July 9, 2024 – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has initiated the process of collecting information regarding dual nationality from customs officials across Pakistan. This move comes as part of a directive issued by the FBR under the Right of Information Act, 2017.

In a recent circular addressed to the heads of Pakistan Customs, the FBR mandated the submission of comprehensive details regarding dual nationality status for officials ranging from BS-1 to BS-21. The deadline for the submission of this information has been set for July 15, 2024.

The information required includes the following details for each customs official:

• Name

• Designation

• Grade

• Country of dual nationality

• Spouse’s name

• Spouse’s dual nationality

This directive marks a significant step by the FBR towards enhancing transparency and accountability within the customs department. By gathering data on dual nationality, the FBR aims to ensure that all officials uphold the integrity and loyalty expected in their roles.

Dual nationality has been a topic of scrutiny in various sectors, including government services, due to its potential implications on allegiance and decision-making. The FBR’s effort to document this information underscores its commitment to maintaining high standards of governance and ethics within Pakistan Customs.

Officials are expected to comply with the directive promptly to facilitate the FBR’s data collection process. This initiative reflects the FBR’s proactive approach in addressing regulatory compliance and organizational governance.

As the deadline approaches, customs officials are urged to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the FBR to avoid any delays or complications in the submission process. The gathered information will contribute to the FBR’s broader efforts in ensuring transparency and efficiency across government institutions.