The Federal Board of Revenue is investigating into the income records of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s international concerts.
According to the reports, the FBR has requested the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to assist in the investigation. In a letter sent to FIA, the FBR, asked the former to provide Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s travel history for the last six years. As per the letter, details of his foreign trips from July 1, 2014, to date have been requested.
However, the Afreen Afreen singer’s representatives have claimed that the FBR hasn’t reached out to them yet.
“We haven’t received any notice from FBR as of yet. We are currently looking into the matter,” he said.
Not his first
It is pertinent to note that this is not the first time Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has come under the watch of FBR. Earlier in 2017, his bank accounts were seized over tax evasion. At that time, the FBR had maintained that the singer had not paid his income tax worth more than Rs. 3 million in 2015, therefore they took action against him.
Prior to that, in 2011, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was called to the Lahore Regional Tax Office after his return from a foreign tour. The FBR had revealed that he had not paid his taxes for the past five years despite the authority’s repeated notifications. Khan had pleaded ignorance of Pakistani tax laws and procedures and promised to file tax returns on time henceforth.