he government has appointed Syed Shabbar Zaidi as a chairman FBR, he is chartered accountant by profession and has a vast experience related to taxes. He has been representing Pakistan for many times. He has been the member of National Tax Advisory Commission and National Economic Council. He is the partner of Pakistan’s big Audit Company. He was also the care taker finance minister in the Sindh government. He has worked as president of institute of chartered accounts of Pakistan and south Asia Federation of Accounts. He is the writer of several books related to his field. He has the share in preparing amnesty schemes in past. He is also considered well aware of the weaknesses and loopholes of tax policies, recently he has pointed out the pitfalls in the coming budget, proposed the amendments in it.
The prominent personalities have appreciated his appointment as Chairman FBR and expected he will remove the contradictions in tax laws, policy and tax ratio which will help improve them. He has showed his resolve to work with his colleagues in friendly atmosphere. He is of the view that the confidence of the tax payer would be gained, we have anti tax culture which needs the new techniques and methods to fix the difficulties. The attention would be paid to the sections that are not in the tax net and the tax base. He seems confident to initiate voluntary taxpaying system in the country. The experts have termed it a government’s good decision which will provide the good results.