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The appointment of the Syed Shabbar Zaidi as Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman was challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday.
According to details, Ali Muhammad, a grade-19 officer of Inland Revenue, moved the petition in the IHC.
He stated in his petition that the government appointed Zaidi as FBR chairman on May 9 on an “honorary basis/pro bono basis.”
“According to the law laid down by the IHC, under the FBR Act, a person from the private sector may be appointed the chairman of the FBR in the exceptional and extraordinary circumstances through a duly advertised process,” the petitioner argued.
Hence, the petitioner pleaded with the court to declare his appointment as illegal, without any lawful authority and of no legal effect.

Abdul Gh Lone