ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has selected 100 celebrities/notables including some politicians, artists, players and others for sending tax notices who are living beyond their means.
The long arm of law will now be moved against them, The News has learnt. “On the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan for launching crackdown against the influential and the rich, we have selected 100 celebrities/notables for sending them tax notices. All those notables who are living beyond their means will be brought in tax net in order to create deterrence for effective enforcement,” one top official of FBR disclosed to The News here on Wednesday.
Irrespective of political divide, the official said that the FBR’s long arm of law would move against those who are living luxurious lifestyle but contributing peanuts to the national kitty and there would be no element of victimisation against political opponents.
The names of some politicians belonging to Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad have been included in the list of 100 celebrities for sending tax notices, the official added….read more