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Tuesday Dec 29 2020
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Cabinet approves Javed Ghani's appointment as FBR chairman

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Twitter/Muhammad Javed Ghani/via

  • Approval comes during a meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan
  • PTI govt removed Ghani's predecessor, Nausheen Javed Amjad, in July
  • Ghani was subsequently appointed for a 3-month period
  • FBR's new boss holds an LLM degree specialising in International Economic Law from Warwick University, UK

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved Muhammad Javed Ghani's appointment as Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The formal approval came during a Prime Minister Imran Khan-chaired meeting of the federal cabinet, wherein several important decisions were taken along with a discussion on Pakistan's economic and political situation.

According to a notification issued in this regard, the Cabinet has confirmed Ghani's appointment as the FBR chief.

Also read: Nausheen Amjad removed, Javed Ghani appointed FBR chair

The PTI-led government had removed Ghani's predecessor, Nausheen Javed Amjad, from her post in July this year and appointed him for a three-month period in her stead.

Amjad had been appointed the FBR's chairperson in April 2020 in the absence of the former chief Shabbar Zaidi, who had in January gone on an indefinite leave citing health issues.

A BS-22 officer of the Pakistan Customs Service currently posted as a member of the FBR, the top tax authority's new boss also holds the position of the Revenue division's secretary. He graduated from the  University of Warwick in the United Kingdom with a Master of Law (LLM) degree, specialising in International Economic Law, according to his Twitter profile.