The appointment of the Syed Shabbar Zaidi as Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman was challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday.
According to details, Ali Muhammad, a grade-19 officer of Inland Revenue, moved the petition in the IHC.
He stated in his petition that the government appointed Zaidi as FBR chairman on May 9 on an “honorary basis/pro bono basis.”
“According to the law laid down by the IHC, under the FBR Act, a person from the private sector may be appointed the chairman of the FBR in the exceptional and extraordinary circumstances through a duly advertised process,” the petitioner argued.
Hence, the petitioner pleaded with the court to declare his appointment as illegal, without any lawful authority and of no legal effect.