Lahore, 5th November: Pakistan’s renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who had touched hearts across borders is in trouble again.
Baaghi TV: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is set to investigate Rahat Fateh’s travel history in order to have a clear picture of his tax returns. The tax collection authority has launched an investigation to calculate income generated from Khan’s shows and concerts abroad.
The FBR called Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for help in determining Khan’s travel history for the last six years, to have a clear idea of the money earned by Khan through his performances oversees.
According to the letter sent from FBR to FIA, the details of Khan’s foreign trips from July 1, 2014, to 2020 have been requested for scrutiny.
Meanwhile, Khan’s team is claiming to have no information or knowledge of this letter or this ongoing investigation. Talking to a local newspaper, Khan’s team has stated that none of this has been asked from them, neither have the authorities reached out to Khan in any way for travel proofs or generated income.
This is not the first time that an investigation has been called on Rahat Fateh Ali Khan related to his tax returns. Previously in 2011 and 2017, Rahat Fateh has been summoned by the FBR over the same issue.
In 2011 after Khan returned from an international concert, the FBR team had him come to the regional office in Lahore claiming Khan had not filed his taxes in five years despite repeated warnings from the organization.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan pleaded the case by saying he had no idea of how the tax system worked in Pakistan and he will surely never let this happen again.
Then again in 2017, Khan’s bank accounts were seized over evasion of tax due to non-payment of income tax worth more than Rs 3 million. This time it seems the FBR’s probe into Khan’s account might bring him trouble.
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