FBR sacks director customs audit on NAB conviction

FBR sacks director customs audit on NAB conviction

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sacked a director of Directorate of Internal Audit – South (Customs), Karachi following conviction in two different judgments of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

In a notification issued on Friday, the FBR said that Syed Naeem Akhtar (PCS/BS-19), the then Director (OPS), Directorate of Internal Audit – South (Customs), Karachi was convicted by Accountability Court No. II Karachi vide two separate judgments dated March 12, 2021, in reference No. 11/2015 and reference No. 12/2015 filed by NAB, Karachi.

The Secretary, Revenue Division/ Chairman, FBR in the capacity of authority has under Civil Servants (E&D) Rules, 2020 imposed a major penalty of ‘dismissal from service’ from the date of conviction i.e. March 12, 2021 upon Syed Naeem Akhtar (PCS/BS-19).

The FBR said that the officer shall have a right to appeal to the appellate authority as provided under Civil Servants (Appeal) Rules, 1977.

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