Govt terminates Shabbar Zaidi’s appointment as FBR chairman

Makes Nausheen Javed Chairperson on permanent basis

Jahangir Hayat

LAHORE: The Federal government on Monday appointed Nausheen Javed as new Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairperson terminating the appointment of honorary/ pro bono appointment of Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi.
The federal cabinet has approved the appointment of Nausheen Javed as an FBR chairperson through the circulation summary.
Earlier, Establishment Division has proposed the honorary/ pro bono appointment of Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, as Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), may be terminated with immediate effect, a notification issued by the Cabnit Secretariat Establishment Division said.
The notification also said that Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad (BS-22/1RS), who was posted as Member (Administration), FBR may be transferred and appointed/posted as Chairperson, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), with immediate effect.
The notification explained that the Chairman, FBR is appointed by the federal government in terms of Section 3 (3) of FBR Act, 2007. “Federal Government’ has been defined as the “Federal Cabinet’ vide Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan’s judgment dated 18-08-2016 passed in Civil Appeals No.1428/2016 and 1436/2016.
The notification reads that the Selection Committee for Selection of Senior Officers has unanimously recommended that Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, Chartered Accountant, was appointed as Chairman, FBR for a period of two years, on honorary/ pro bono basis, vide this Division’s notification dated 09-05-2019.
In view of the above, Establishment Division proposes the following:
The honorary/ pro bono appointment of Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, as Chairman, FBR, may be terminated with immediate effect.
The notification further reads that Ms Nausheen Javaid Amjad (BS-22/1RS), presently posted as Member (Administration), FBR may be transferred and appointed/posted as Chairperson, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), with immediate effect.
Approval of the Federal Cabinet was solicited to the proposals contained in para 4 of the SUMMARY, it was said.
The notification further reads that Prime Minister as Minister Incharge of Cabinet Division has been authorized placement of this summary before the Federal Cabinet for approval through circulation in terms of rule 17(1) 6) of the Rules of Business, 1973.
Hence, the Cabinet Division terminated the appointment Zaidi and appointed Nausheen Javed as chairperson of FBR, sources said.

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