Misbah Ul Bank Accounts Frozen After Alleged Rs 3.9 Million Tax Evasion
Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s woes multiplied today when the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) froze his bank accounts for tax evasion and non-payment of dues turning upto 3.9 million rupees.
Also froze another Pakistan Test Player Azhar Ali’s account for same reason. A source closed to Misbah said that the action taken by the FBR would be challenged as there was a dispute over amount of dues that the cricketer owed to the tax authorities.
The FBR spokesman Shahid HUssain said that they have frozen the bank account of another Pakistan Test Player Azhar Ali and they aim to recover the outstanding dues if the amount is available in their accounts.
He said while Misabah owed the FBR nearly 3.9 million rupees while Azhar Ali also had to pay dues of 1.5 million.
Hussain also said that their accounts have been frozen according to FBR laws for tax evasion and non-payment of tax dues. An official in the Pakistan cricket board said that the matter was being looked into by lawyers.
The FBR official said that despite several reminders, Misbah and the other players which include Azhar and Muhammad Hafeez had not settled the matter. The Source close to Misbah said the Pakistan Test Captain and some other players had also met with the federal minister for finance, Ishaq Dar in July to sort out the matter.
“They didn’t ask Dar for any favors but only asked him to look into their grievances.”