PM directs economic team to bring suitable person for FBR chairman
February 10, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Monday directed the economic team to bring a suitable person for the slot of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman. The prime minister said while chairing a meeting of government’s spokespersons. He also categorically denied replacing Finance Adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and the governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). “There is no consideration ongoing for their replacement,” the sources added. It is noteworthy that the incumbent finance adviser and his team are currently involved in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the release of the third tranche of US$6 billion loans. The premier also mentioned that FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi is critical ill and he only joined this seat on my request for six month. He vowed to take stern action against the responsible for hike in wheat prices during the meeting. Responding to the inflation and discussing measures to provide relief to the poor and the salaried class, PM Khan said the government will go to any extent to provide relief to the masses especially the poor and the salaried class. He stressed to ensure provision of essential commodities to the people at reduced rates. Govt can’t act as silent spectator The prime minister said the government cannot act as a silent spectator on the difficulties faced by the poor people. The decisions taken by the premier to provide relief to the common people will be announced after the cabinet meeting tomorrow. Imran Khan devised a strategy for overcoming the rising inflation in the country and directed the finance adviser to expedite implementation on key decisions taken by them.