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No legal obstacle in appointing Shabbar Zaidi as chairman FBR: Farogh Naseem

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem has said there is no legal barrier in the way of appointing Shabbar Zaidi as chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

As per details, the minister said there is no difference among the cabinet members regarding the appointment of Shabbar Zaidi.

“Those who were opposing Shabbar Zaidi’ appointment, were in fact against the merit”, he continued.

Earlier on Wednesday, newly-appointed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss country’s economic situation and several other affairs.

Matters related to tax collection and recommendations for the betterment of the tax collection system were discussed in the meeting.

The prime minister apprised Zaidi of his vision pertaining to reforms in the country’s revenue authority.

Khan appointed Zaidi — a renowned chartered accountant and tax affairs expert — as the FBR chief earlier this week.

Zaidi is a chartered accountant and had served as caretaker provincial minister of Sindh in 2013. He is mainly known for his extensive contribution towards development of taxation and fiscal laws of the country. He is also a senior partner in A. F. Ferguson & Co., a member firm of PwC.

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