New appointed FBR chairman, PM Imran discuss country’s economic situation

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Newly-appointed Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Shabbar Zaidi has met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday to discuss country’s economic situation.

According to local news channel report, 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.

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.