Leakers of Bajwa family tax returns identified: Dar.

KARACHI -- Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has traced the identities of those who leaked the tax records of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa's family members, Dawn.com reported on Tuesday.

In an interview with journalist Hamid Mir on Geo News, the minister said that he had seen the interim report on the matter and expected the final report to be submitted by tonight.

'We have found traces [behind the leak]. One is from Lahore and one is from Rawalpindi,' Dar said.

He stated that there was a possibility that some of the individuals involved may have the authorisation to look at the income tax records as there was a 'circle' in Rawalpindi where assessments took place.

Mr Dar also stressed that the law doesn't give permission to leak the record of income tax returns of anyone, whether it was the army chief or a common man, without court orders.

'This is a violation of our system and the law [...] the system's accuracy and strength have been challenged,' the finance czar said.

Mr Dar subsequently vowed that the government 'will bring this to a logical conclusion', adding that turning a blind eye to the issue would be a violation of his responsibilities.

Earlier this week, a report...

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