Friday, March 31, 2023

FBR summons Hareem Shah on Feb 16

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has initiated a detailed investigation into claims of tax fraud against TikTok superstar Hareem Shah, and she was asked to appear before it on February 16.

If Hareem Shah fails to appear before the FBR officials, the officials stated that an arrest warrant will be filed against her. The TikTok sensation has been called by the Federal Bureau of Revenue’s intelligence and investigation in-land revenue to investigate allegations of tax fraud.

Prior to this, on February 1, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to refrain from pursuing action against TikToker Hareem Shah in connection with a money-laundering investigation.

Hareem Shah had petitioned the Sindh High Court through her counsel, pleading with the court to prevent the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from conducting further action against her in a money laundering case.

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After the FIA was banned from initiating action against Shah, the court sent notices to the Deputy Attorney General as well as other FIA officials.

In a video posted on January 28, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) requested that numerous banks place a hold on the accounts of TikToker Hareem Shah after she was seen holding a large amount of foreign currency.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had filed letters to Punjab Bank and Habib Bank requesting that their bank accounts be frozen because Hareem Shah had insulted the Pakistani authorities for allowing her to travel abroad with a lot of foreign currency.

“Freeze the accounts of Hareem Shah until the conclusion of an investigation into money laundering charges,” the agency wrote in a letter to the financial institutions.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had also written a letter to the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom, requesting that it open a money-laundering investigation into TikToker Hareem Shah’s activities.

When popular TikToker Hareem Shah admitted in a video that he had unlawfully transported huge quantities of money abroad, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched an investigation into his activities to prevent money laundering.

According to a representative for the FIA Sindh, the investigation into TiKToker was begun in accordance with the country’s foreign exchange control act.

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