‘No friction between FBR chief and PM, finance adviser’

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday rejected reports that the tax watchdog’s chief, Shabbar Zaidi, was not on the same page with Prime Minister Imran Khan or his adviser on finance, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

In a statement, the FBR spokesperson said that Zaidi is on leave till January 19 for his regular medical checkup in Karachi.

On the other hand, the FBR chairman tweeted, “The Prime Minister has very graciously consented to preside a meeting with all Pakistan traders on 20th of January. The meeting will be held in PM house. The PM will formally announce the concessions given to traders community and will seek assistance of trade bodies in complete documentation and tax contribution by trading sector.”

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