Demonetize Rs5,000 note from July 2021, suggests ex-FBR chairman

07:38 PM | 23 Jan, 2021
Demonetize Rs5,000 note from July 2021, suggests ex-FBR chairman
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KARACHI – Former Federal Board of Revenue chairman and renowned accountant Syed Shabbar Zaidi has suggested that the government should demonetize the Rs5,000 note from this year.

Zaidi pitched the idea in a tweet on Friday saying, "5000 Rupee Notes. Demonetise from July 1, 2021. Announce two months earlier".

He said that the government should announce the demonetization plan in two-month advance for a smooth "transition" period.

Highlighting that the move will improve the economy and banking in the country, he said that opponents of demonetization have "no idea about abuse". It claimed that only vested interests prevent officials from considering the benefits of the discontinuation of the Rs5,000 note.

He added that the move will make the bribery difficult.

The former FBR chief said that the bank lockers holders should informs the government if they are keeping gold, adding that authorities should monitor the bullion trading.