Syed Shabbar Zaidi appointed new Chairman FBR

Syed Shabbar Zaidi appointed new Chairman FBR
Syed Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has appointed the taxation expert Syed Shabbar Zaidi as new Head of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

Shabbar Zaidi will replace Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan as the Chairman FBR.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan also told senior journalists in Islamabad that the government was going to appoint Shabbar Zaidi as the new Chairman FBR.

While briefing the media men about the new local bodies system being introduced in Punjab, the prime minister told them that under the new revolutionary system, local government system in Punjab, powers will be devolved to grass-roots level in the real sense.

Imran Khan said that elections to local governments will be held directly in two tiers at Village Council or Panchayat level and at Tehsil level. He said that funds will be directly transferred to Village Councils and Tehsil Nazims, which will financially empower the local people to decide about their development projects. He said that Tehsil Nazims can coordinate and choose a representative at district level.

The premier said that 22,000 Panchayats or Village Councils will be set up under the new local government system, and they will be provided Rs 140 billion. He said that this direct election will bring forth new leadership.

Imran khan said that in urban centers, Mayors will be directly elected, and they will collect revenue to improve condition of cities in a better way.

The prime minister said the new local bodies system will empower city Mayors to collect revenue and spend it on the welfare of urban dwellers and as well as improvement in cities’ infrastructure, development, and other matters. He said that mayors can bring his own team of professionals to improve civic facilities.

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In reply to a question, he said that we are not bringing any presidential system in the Country.