The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has clarified that it has no link or access to banking transactions of people at any level — with banks or financial institutions.
The tax body’s spokesperson, in a series of tweets, responded to the messages circulating on emails and social media over FBR’s apparent access to banking transactions.
“There is no fingerprint authentication mechanism available with the FBR,” the spokesperson wrote on Twitter.
The tax profile data of FBR has only offline bank account numbers which are not linked with banks or financial institutions, the spokesperson stated.
“Therefore, there is absolutely no risk of any access to transaction banking at any level. FBR has termed Messages being circulated in emails and social media as fake and baseless,” the spokesperson added.