Dar vows probe into 'leak' of Gen Bajwa, family's tax records.

ISLAMABAD -- A day after a report by a digital media outlet accused army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family of amassing assets worth Rs12.7 billion over the past six years, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar termed the news report a violation of 'complete confidentiality of tax information' as provided by the law and promised a swift investigation.

The report cited tax records and wealth statements of the Bajwa family to corroborate its claims about the alleged accumulation of assets by the family inside and outside Pakistan.

While announcing a probe into the data leak from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Mr Dar directed the prime minister's special assistant on revenue, Tariq Mehmood Pasha, to lead the investigation into the 'violation of tax law(s) and breach of FBR data, affix responsibility, and submit a report within 24 hours'.

Aside from the press release issued by the finance ministry, there has been no statement by the army spokesperson or any other relevant authority on the report regarding assets allegedly owned by Gen Bajwa and his family.

Media outlet alleges army chief and his family accumulated assets worth Rs12.7bn over six years

'Billions accumulated'

The Bajwa family accumulated billions of rupees in the form of assets and businesses inside and outside Pakistan during the last six years, FactFocus alleged in its report on Sunday. The news report, which unveiled 'tax records' of Gen Bajwa's family, claimed that the current market value of the known assets and business of the army chief, both within and outside Pakistan, were over Rs12.7 billion.

It also shared the alleged wealth statements of Gen Bajwa and his family from 2013 to 2021 to corroborate its claims. The website...

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