LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has frozen bank accounts of singer Aima Baig for not paying tax.
Media reports said that before the action of FBR, the singer had withdrawn her all money from the banks and the inquiry team was unable to recover any amount from her accounts. The tax collection body attempted to recover money from the singer’s account, but Baig had already withdrawn Rs25 million from her bank accounts and emptied them before FBR could get to it.
Moreover, the FBR has launched proceedings to seize Aima Baig’s cars. Baig is reportedly a defaulter of Rs85 million in income taxes. She has not paid her taxes in years 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The singer was served a notice by the FBR on January 14. She has been in the headlines these days as she has been picked along with popular singer Atif Aslam to sing this year’s anthem of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). She was also featured in last year’s anthem ‘Groove Mera’, which was a hit.
Earlier, the FBR had issued a notice to Aima Baig for alleged non-payment of income tax in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Baig is one of the most popular female voices in Pakistan. In the last seven years, she has recorded several hits and has won local and international awards.