ISLAMABAD: The PTI government has nominated Syed Shabbar Zaidi as FBR chairman. Sources confirmed it unofficially as notification of his appointment is not yet issued.
Customs Today yet again broke the news of FBR Chairman’s nomination. Earlier, Ahmed Mujtaba was nominated for the slot but his notification was withheld at last time and the matter was sent to a parliamentary committee for review. Three names were forwarded to the committee for review. Now sources once again confirm unofficially that Syed Shabbar Zaidi has been nominated for the slot.
Syed Shabbar Zaidi, a member Board of Trustees Karachi Education Initiative, the parent body of KSBL, had served as Minister of Finance in the Sindh Caretaker Govt. Mr. Zaidi – a Chartered Accountant by profession and partner, A.F. Ferguson and Co. has a distinguished record of achievements to his credit.
He was Past President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and South Asian Federation of Accountants and former Chairman, Professional Standard and Technical Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
His current responsibilities include being Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan; Member, Developing Nations Committee of International Federation of Accountants; Member, Central Audit Committee of Board of State Bank of Pakistan; Senior Member of the Task Force for Reform of Tax Administration (2000); Advisor, Corporate Rehabilitation Committee of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, and Trustee, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).
Syed Shabbar Zaidi has also authored many books, including ‘Panama Leaks – A Blessing in Disguise, Offshore Assets of Pakistani Citizens, A Journey for Clarity and Pakistan- Not a Failed State.