Why is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on FBR’s radar?

It should be noted that this is not the first time Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has come under The FBR's watch.

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Recently, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) joined hands with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s international concerts’ income records.

The FBR contacted the FIA via a letter in which the former asked the latter for Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s travel history for the last six years. According to sources,The FBR requested the details of the singer’s foreign trips from the 1st of July 2014 to date.

Despite the news spreading like wildfire, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s representatives claim that FBR has not reached out to them yet. They said:

We have not received any notice from The FBR as of yet.  We are currently looking into the matter.

It should be noted that this is not the first time Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has come under The FBR’s watch. Earlier in 2017, FBR seized the singer’s bank accounts over tax evasion. According to reports, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had not paid his income tax worth more than Rs. 3 million in 2015. Therefore, FBR took action against him.

In similar news, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was summoned to the Lahore Regional Tax Office in 2011 after returning from a foreign tour. Regarding this, The FBR stated:

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had not paid his taxes for the past five years despite the authority’s repeated notifications, so he was called to the office.

The singer pleaded ignorance to Pakistani tax laws and procedures at the office and promised to file tax returns on time henceforth.

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