By Faisal Ali Ghumman
Zaidi’s professional career
Shabbr Zaidi is a senior partner at A F Ferguson and Co, a leading accountancy and advisory company in Pakistan and a Price Waterhouse Coopers member firm. He has previously served as provincial finance minister in the Sindh caretaker cabinet in 2013.
Zaidi has also served as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and as chairman of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) in the past, and has also authored several books, including Panama Leaks – A Blessing in Disguise – Offshore Assets of Pakistani Citizens, A Journey for Clarityand Pakistan: Not a Failed State.
The government is yet to issue an official notification for his appointment as FBR chairperson.
Zaidi’s appointment comes days after the removal of Jahanzeb Khan from the position as head of the tax collection body.
On Saturday, the government appointed Dr Reza Baqir – a Pakistani economist working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – as the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.
The key appointments to the key positions come as Islamabad seeks to finalise a bailout package from the global lender..— LAHORE MIRROR