Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Notification of appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as Chairman FBR not issued despite cabinet approval

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Islamabad: Establishment division has not issued a formal notification of appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) despite approval from federal cabinet in the meeting under Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Establishment division while terming the matter of appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as Chairman FBR a clash of interest referred the matter to ministry of law and ministry of finance for soliciting their opinion.

Establishment division has raised an objection in the sent summary and also mentioned Islamabad High Court decision of Ali Arshad Hakim at which the court had ordered to stop direct appointment of Arshad Hakim and ordered to make appointment through competition process.

However, ministry of law had given a suggestion to appoint Shabbar Zaidi without pay in order to save him from competition process.

Notification will be issued after approval of Shabbar Zaidi’s appointment as Chairman FBR without pay is obtained .