Combining an active communal and social life with the demands of a successful working life is a balance that is difficult to achieve. However there are many Pakistanis who have achieved this balance and have excelled in both fields through their exuberance, vitality and understanding.
One such person is Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, a Chartered Accountant by profession and Senior Partner at A.F. Ferguson and Co, who has a distinguished record of achievements to his credit. Shabbar Zaidi is also Chairman of Regulatory Affairs Committee and a member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and Taxation Committee of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) Board,
He has been the President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and South Asian Federation of Accountants and Chairman, Professional Standards and Technical Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has also been a caretaker Minister of the Province of Sindh in 2013.
His current responsibilities include being Chairman of Taxation Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan; Member, Developing Nations Committee of International Federation of Accountants; Member, Central Audit Committee of Board of State Bank of Pakistan; Senior Member of the Task Force for Reform of Tax Administration (2000); Advisor, Corporate Rehabilitation Committee of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan; Trustee, Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT) and Member, Boards of Governors of Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi and Karachi School for Business & Leadership.