The change of government could not find a suitable officer for the permanent post of Chairman FBR.
According to details, the government has not yet been able to find a suitable officer from the bureaucracy for regular appointment to the post of Chairman FBR. Many questions have been raised over the removal of Chairperson Noshin Javed Amjad after the FBR claimed to have met its annual target. Change The government has replaced four FBR chairmen in two years.
The change government first appointed DMG officer Jahanzeb Khan as chairman FBR but removed him out of dissatisfaction, then well-known tax consultant Syed Shabar Zaidi was appointed chairman FBR, the appointment of Shabar Zaidi was announced by the Prime Minister.
Shabar Zaidi also could not satisfy the government with his performance and justified his illness and took a sudden leave and never returned. After the departure of Shabar Zaidi, Noshin Javed Amjad, a Grade 22 IRS officer, was given the additional charge of Chairperson FBR. Later, Noshin Javed was given the regular charge.
The government was also not satisfied with the performance of Noshin Javed Amjad. At the end of the financial year, the FBR claimed to have met the tax targets but at the same time, the chairperson Noshin Javed Amjad was sacked. The exchange of Noshin Javed Amjad sparked the debate that the issue is more than performance.
At the beginning of the financial year 2020-21, Muhammad Javed Ghani, a Grade 22 officer of the Customs Service, was given the additional charge of Chairman FBR. The notification of Establishment Division also mentioned the temporary appointment of Javed Ghani for 3 months. Indefinite period Chairman FBR.
Extracted from City42 News