Senior FBR member among 25 tax experts appointed by UN

Shahnawaz Akhter Web Editor

23rd Jul, 2021. 01:14 pm

KARACHI: The United Nations has appointed a group of 25 tax experts, including a senior member of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), a statement said.

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appointed a distinguished group of 25 tax experts from around the world to serve as members of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters for the 2021/25 term.

Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed is the senior member of the UN tax committee. Dr Ahmed is currently serving as the FBR Member Inland Revenue (Operations).

He holds a Masters’ degree in English (language and literature) from the University, Punjab, MS in (Economics) Policy Analysis from Saitama University, Japan, and PhD in Political Economy from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad/University of Washington, Seattle, US.

The UN tax committee guides countries’ efforts to advance stronger and more forward-looking tax policies adapted to the realities of globalised trade and investment, an increasingly digitalised economy and worsening environmental degradation, the statement said.

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