LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday expressed displeasure at lacklustre representation of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in cases.

A two-judge bench, led by senior puisne judge of the SC Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, held the proceedings on an appeal, filed by a housing society against verdict of the Lahore High Court at SC Lahore registry.

During the hearing, FBR Chairman Muhammad Khan appeared before the court in pursuance to court’s previous order. The bench told the chairman that many cases relating to the FBR were lying pending before the SC for a long time, but the department had not made an effective representation in all legal matters.  The court expressed serious concerns saying that all public departments were bound to maintain their standard for betterment of the public.

The FBR chairman apologised to the bench and said that his department sacked irresponsible legal advisor for their poor performance and the present situation also demands strict action against them. The SC adjourned the hearing for an indefinite period and directed the FBR to appoint responsible legal advisors for an effective representation of the department in courts.

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