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ECP stops caretaker government from restructuring of FBR

ECP stops caretaker government from restructuring of FBR

ECP stops caretaker government from restructuring of FBR

ECP stops caretaker government from restructuring of FBR

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has stopped the caretaker federal government from reforming the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

Earlier, the Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by the Caretaker Prime Minister where the Cabinet approved the summary of FBR restructuring and reforms.

However, the Election Commission of Pakistan stopped the caretaker federal government from reforming the FBR.

On the Federal Cabinet’s decision to reform FBR, Secretary of Election Commission Dr. Syed Asif Hussain said in a letter to Prime Minister’s Secretary Captain (Retd) Khurram Agha that it has been reported in the news that it has been decided to reform FBR through an ordinance.

The letter said that the scope of caretaker government is clear in the Constitution and the Election Act. FBR reforms involve important policy decisions. The issue of FBR reforms is the prerogative of the elected government.

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According to the letter of the Secretary Election Commission, the ECP also has to identify the tasks that the caretaker government cannot do.

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The Prime Minister should be advised not to reform FBR and leave the review of FBR reforms to the elected government after the general elections.

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