The Federal government has decided in principle to appoint new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and five senior officers from the tax groups are in the run for the top slot, sources.
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi is on an indefinite medical leave.
High-ups in the FBR believe that delay in appointment of officers at top positions in the board has caused uncertainty within the tax department leading to revenue bleeding on a daily basis.
The name of Tariq Mehmood Pasha of IRS, currently serving as Secretary Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, is under consideration. Acting chairman and Member Customs Ms Nausheen Amjad is another potential candidate for the top position.
On the Customs side, potential candidates are Director General Customs Intelligence Zahid Khokar, Member Customs Policy Javed Ghani and Additional Secretary Finance Ahmed Mujtaba Memon are under consideration.