ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal government appointed Shabbar Zaidi as the honorary chairman of the Federal Board Revenue (FBR) chairman for two years.
According to the reports, the government has decided to appoint Shabbar Zaidi as honorary chairman of the FBR. The approval was given today after the circulating the summary today.
The notification of the key appointment has been released today. Zaidi will not take salary as the FBR chairman, however, he will be fully authorised to exercise powers of the key position.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken senior FBR officers into confidence over the appointment of Shabbar Zaidi for the top position. The development came forth after meeting of Zaidi with senior government officials.
Meanwhile, some senior FBR officers had also met Advisor to PM on Establishment Shehzad Arbab yesterday to appraise their reservations regarding Zaidi’s appointment.
Arbab had assured the FBR officials to forward their concerns to the PM Imran Khan.
A day earlier, the newly-appointed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the country’s economic situation and several other affairs.
The meeting that took place at the Prime Minister’s House was also attended by Adviser to PM on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.
Matters related to tax collection and recommendations for the betterment of the tax collection system were discussed in the meeting.