Nausheen Amjad appointed FBR chairperson

ISLAMABAD: Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad, a BS-22 officer of Inland Revenue Service (IRS) has been appointed as the chairperson of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and a notification will be issued shortly, sources said on Monday.

Ms. Nausheen has been appointed as the chief of revenue body on the recommendations of senior tax officers. A vacuum was created after Shabbar Zaidi went on leave for an indefinite period.

She was serving as acting chairperson since January 31, 2020 after Shabbar Zaidi was granted leave on health grounds.

Last week a summary for the cabinet was sent for the appointment of FBR chairman.

Selection Committee for selection of senior officers has unanimously recommended that Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad presently posted as Member (Admin) FBR may be appointed as Chairperson FBR.

Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, Chartered Accountant, was appointed as Chairman FBR, on May 10, 2019 for a period of two years, on honorary / pro bono basis.

In view of the above, Establishment Division proposed the following:

1. The honorary / pro bono appointment of Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, as Chairman FBR may be terminated with immediate effect.

2. Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad (BS-22/IRS) presently posted as Member (Admin), may be transferred and appointed as chairperson FBR with immediate effect.

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