FBR investigating cricketers’ assets


The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is investigating assets and accounts of imprisoned Pakistani cricket players, an official of FBR was reported to have said.
“FBR’s Headquarters in Islamabad has taken the cases of Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir and is investigating their assets. We are collecting information about their accounts in different banks,” Assistant Commissioner at FBR Headquarters Yasmin Fatima was quoted as saying.
A British court recently convicted the three of corruption in cricket matches.
Authorities accused Butt of transferring US $181,000 (Rs. 15.6m) to his mother’s bank account in September 2010 when the spot-fixing scandal erupted.
“The movable and immovable properties (real estate), including all assets and bank accounts of Asif and Amir, are also under investigation,” Fatima said. “We are trying to confirm the source of income of these players and will take legal action if we find any unfair means.”