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FBR officers find unique way to protest against low pay

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is facing a setback after its officers reportedly requested leave until June to protest rising inflation.

As many as 117 FBR Income Tax officials in grades 17 to 19 have submitted a letter to Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Asim Ahmed protesting the low pay range.

We are unable to meet the expenses of coming to work in this era of increasing inflation because of our poor income, according to the letter.

The possible absence of FBR officers during the key budgeting process could have major economic consequences for the country. The FBR is in charge of collecting government taxes and revenue.

In an interview, the FBR chairman stated that he will discuss the subject of officer pay scales with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He further stated that the tax officer’s performance allowance had been seized since 2015.

Previously, a Federal Bureau of Revenue officer sought authorization for corruption in a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in order to handle domestic expenses amid rising inflation.

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