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FBR, FMU to boost coordination to combat illicit finance

Tiwana also thanked Lewis Evans of British High Commission, present on occasion, for providing assistance in organising event

By Mehtab Haider
January 29, 2024
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana addresses FBR-FMU Joint Workshop on Financial Intelligence for Tax Evasion on January 28, 2024. — Facebook/Federal Board of Revenue
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana addresses FBR-FMU Joint Workshop on Financial Intelligence for Tax Evasion on January 28, 2024. — Facebook/Federal Board of Revenue

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Malik Amjad Zubair Tiwana has emphasized the need for sustained collaboration between the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) for development of quality financial intelligence on tax evasion and its optimal utilization in investigations.

The FBR chairman said this while addressing the concluding ceremony of FBR-FMU Joint Workshop on Financial Intelligence for Tax Evasion organized with the assistance of FCDO’s UPSCALE Programme at the FBR headquarters on 27-28 January, 2024.

The FBR chairman congratulated the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue and FMU for organising the event and desired for further enhancement of this partnership to achieve the unanimous goal of combating illicit finance. Tiwana also thanked Lewis Evans of British High Commission, present on the occasion, for providing assistance in organising the event.

Ms Lubna Farooq, Director General of FMU, thanked FBR and FCDO and underscored the need for sustained coordination between the two for enhancing the knowledge base and promoting mutual understanding for combating tax fraud and tax evasion. This collaborative approach, she said, will enhance the effectiveness of investigations and contribute to a more robust and interconnected framework for combating financial crimes. The workshop was also attended by the analysts of FMU and investigating officers of the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue.

The workshop focused on identifying and understanding risk areas for financial intelligence on tax crimes.