Imran Khan Replaces Another Key Player of His Economic Team

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in order to revamp his financial tam, made another decision to appoint ‘Shabbar Zaidi’ as a new chairperson of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Zaidi’s appointment comes a day after the removal of Jahanzeb Khan.

Zaidi, a renowned chartered accountant and tax affairs expert 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. Earlier on Sunday (May 5) President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed International Monetary Funds’ current Senior Resident Representative for Arab Republic of Egypt, ‘Dr. Reza Baqir’ as new State Bank Governor, for the period of three years.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to change key players of his economic team, just before IMF bailout package has created a storm in the world of politics. Not only opposition leaders but general public is also confused and seeks an explanation from PM Khan, for his such blunt decisions. Meanwhile Captain is confident that his new players will perform better and meet the expectations of the people of Pakistan.

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