Had PTI govt continued Pakistan would have been devastated, says Shabbar Zaidi

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Former chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi on Friday opened a new Pandora’s Box in which he said that if the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had continued, the country would have been financially devastated by the end of the term.

Shabbar Zaidi said that they used to advise the PTI chairman but he was not in the mood to listen to anything at that time.

He said that 40 MNAs came led by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and in the meeting Nasrullah Dreshak said that you are still a child, and this is not your job.

Shabbar Zaidi further said that he tried to bring the tobacco mafia into the tax net, but the MNAs from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that you cannot come to our area. He said that when he tried to get the steel rerolling mills in the tribal areas, 20 senators from FATA came tried to stop me from doing that.