LAHORE – Justice Shahid Jamil of Lahore High Court (LHC) has stopped Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from taking any action of forced measures against singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. However, the court has appealed to Rahat to look into the matter immediately.
The singer has recently been charged with tax amounting to Rs 348 million for the year 2015.
Earlier, FBR took action against the singer by seizing his bank accounts over alleged charges of tax evasion without a hearing or trial. Rahat’s attorney has said that his client pays his income tax on regular basis and freezing his bank accounts without trail is against the law.
The FBR authorities have reported that the tax evasion charges against the singer have been filed after identification of a confidential transaction which indicates that Rahat has failed to pay his income tax dues.