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New FBR chairman’s appointment challenged in IHC

ISLAMABAD, Could 17 (INP): A petition difficult the appointment of Syed Shabbar Zaidi as chairman of the Federal Board of Income (FBR) was filed within the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC).

Ali Muhammad, a grade-19 officer of Inland Income, moved the petition, making the federal authorities and the brand new FBR chairman as respondents.

He said in his petition that the federal government appointed Mr Zaidi as FBR chairman on Could 9 on an “honorary foundation/professional bono foundation.” Mr Zaidi has been working as a companion of a non-public chartered accountant agency, he added.

“In response to the legislation laid down by the IHC, underneath the FBR Act, an individual from non-public sector could also be appointment Chairman of the FBR within the distinctive and extraordinary circumstances by way of a duly marketed course of,” the petitioner argued, including the court docket had beforehand put aside the appointment of Arshad Ali Hakim, an individual from the non-public sector, who was appointed on a two-year contract in an identical method by the federal government.

He contended, “There is no such thing as a legislation which allows that the submit of the FBR chairman be crammed on an honorary foundation.”

In addition to, Ali mentioned Mr Zaidi has “neither requisite expertise nor qualification in tax administration nor of even working in any vital magisterial or administrative place in any non-public organisation akin to FBR.”

Therefore, the petitioner pleaded with the court docket to declare his appointment as unlawful, with none lawful authority and of no authorized impact.

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