Another key FBR official granted 12-day leave

KARACHI: Another key official of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is on 12-day leave amid rumors related to leave of FBR chairman.

A notification issued on Monday stated that Ms. Seema Shakil, a BS-21 officer of Inland Revenue Service and currently posted as Member Operations (IR) has been granted 12 days leave with effect from January 13, 2020 to January 24, 2020.

During her leave, Syed Nadeem Hussain Rizvi, BS-21 officer of Inland Revenue Service, presently posted as Member (Taxpayers Audit), FBR (HQ), Islamabad is assigned the look after charge of the post of Member (Inland Revenue Operations), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ).

Sources in FBR said that Ms. Seema Shakil had been granted leave on health grounds.

Syed Shabbar Zaidi, FBR chairman, is also on leave from January 06, 2020 to January 19, 2020. After the leave of the FBR chairman different rumors engulfed. However, FBR recently through a statement clarified the leave of the chairman.

The FBR said that Shabbar Zaidi is on a two weeks leave which is going to end this Friday.

He is likely to resume office on Monday and his first day business will include Prime Ministers interaction with all Pakistan traders.

The leave of Chairman FBR was necessisated by his annual medical check up in Karachi and some family commitments.

The Chairman as a part of economic team of PM enjoys full confidence of the Prime Minister and his Advisor on Finance. Any rumours of any sort of rift in the economic team is utterly incorrect.

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