The PM’s economic team discusses differences, bitter sentences
Some policy level differences have emerged among the top policy makers of the Islamabad Economic Team, on which Chairman FBR Shabir Zaidi took leave for 15 days from January 6 to 19. FBR member inland revenue policy Shakeel is also on leave because of his health problems. Despite repeated efforts, no one is willing to discuss the subject.
However, according to top government sources, chairman FBR has apparently taken leave due to health and personal engagement. But insiders said that the differences started to emerge earlier this year. It is believed that bitter sentences were exchanged.
The Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Treasurer, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, also expressed disappointment at the slow pace of installation of point-of-sale software by doubling the FBR headquarters.
After exchanging slanderous sentences, chairman FBR preferred to go on leave. FBRK chairman Syed Shabar Zaidi’s Twitter account has been restricted to activity. Chairman FBR’s Twitter account has a notification on his Twitter account being restricted. Similarly, the notification also mentions unusual activities on Syed Shabazzidi’s Twitter account.
On the other hand, it has been reported that FBR officials are reluctant to meet the reduction in revenue by not cooperating with Chairman Sheber Zedi. Officials decided not to cooperate, despite repeated instructions from other officers. Chairman FBR quietly went on leave, not tolerating the disappointment of the federal advisor. According to the notification issued on Tuesday, Chairman FBR is on leave till January 19th, chairman FBR holiday notification has been issued, Grade 22 officer Nosheen Javed Amjad will take charge in the absence of Shibir Zaidi.
According to sources at FBR, a lobby within the department has claimed that Shuber Zaidi will not return to the office for a variety of reasons while the chairman FBR’s phone has been locked for the past several days. According to the news agency, FBR officials are not cooperating with them in matters related to the reduction of revenue, which is why Shibir Zaidi has faced criticism from the Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Treasury.
In addition, tax authorities are not happy with the government’s proposal to convert the FBR to the Pakistan Revenue Authority, which has caused the chairman to face a controversy. Sources also said that Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Treasury Hafiz Sheikh had expressed indignation at the reduction of tax shortfall during the visit of the Federal Board of Revenue’s headquarters on the first day of New Year 2020, as well as F. He also ordered BR to submit a concrete plan to meet the tax target. Advisor Finance Sheikh Hafeez sought response from Shibir Zaidi on why the removal of Zero Ratio is not increasing FBR earnings. He further emphasized that the increase in GDP and inflation was also a reference to tax collection in the GST rate. Increasingly, the elimination of cigarettes should have increased the receipt rate by 30%, while the increase in taxes on cigarettes should also have increased the receipt rate.