Shabbar Zaidi's appointment as FBR chief notified

Chartered accountant takes the reins of the tax authority on an honorary basis for two years

News Desk May 09, 2019
Shabbar Zaidi. PHOTO: FILE

The government on Thursday notified the appointment of chartered accountant Shabbar Zaidi as the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

According to the notification issued by the Establishment Division, Zaidi has assumed the post on an honorary and pro bono basis for a two-year period, reported Express News.


Zaidi, a partner of accounting firm A F Ferguson, was named as the FBR chief by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday.

About six months back, the government had offered Zaidi to become the FBR chairman but at that time he had refused to accept the job.

There have been high profile changes in the premier's economic team in recent days.

After replacing Asad Umar with Hafeez Shaikh as the country's finance minister, the government removed former FBR chairman Jehanzeb Khan from his position last week.

Bureaucrat Tariq Bajwa also quit as State Bank of Pakistan governor with Dr Reza Baqir filling in his shoes.


israr khan | 2 years ago | Reply so y did he refused to become fbr chairman in the first place? if u r a jem mr zaidi show us the reason
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