FBR has been awarded ISO-27001 Certification by Resource Inspection Canada Incorporated in respect of Data Center, AEOI center and AEOI Zones A delegation of HMRC, including the security expert, visited FBR in July, 2017 to assist in implementation of AEOI Standard. Pakistan has signed the CRS- MCAA in June, 2017 An OECD/ HMRC team comprising of Mr. Donal Godfrey, Mr. Lloyd Garrichinho, and Mr. Jon Swerdlow visited Karachi for facilitation and education of the financial industry in May, 2017.

Bahrain (Article 25)

1. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall exchange such information as is necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Agreement or of the domestic laws of the Contracting States concerning taxes covered by the Agreement insofar as the taxation thereunder is not contrary to the Agreement. Any information received by a contracting state shall be treated as secret in the same manner as information obtained under the domestic laws of that State, and shall be disclosed only to persons or authorities (including courts and administrative bodies) concerned with the assessment or collection of, the enforcement or prosecution in respect of, or the determination of appeals in relation to, the taxes covered by the Agreement. Such persons or authorities shall use the information only for such purposes. They may disclose the information in public court proceedings or in judicial decisions. 2. In no case shall the provisions of paragraph 1 be construed so as to impose on a Contracting State the obligations: (a) to carry out administrative measures at variance with the laws and administrative practice of that or of the other contracting state; (b) to supply information which is not obtainable under the laws or in the normal course of the administration of that or of the other contracting state; (c) supply information, which would disclose any trade, business, industrial, commercial or professional secret or trade process, or information, the disclosure of which would be contrary to public policy (ordre public).


Director General
Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed
Secretary (EOI)
Ms. Sajida Kausar