Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq's woes multiplied on Tuesday when his country's Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) froze his bank accounts for tax evasion and non-payment of dues tuning upto 3.9 million rupees.
The FBR also froze the bank account of another Pakistan Test player Azhar Ali for the same reason. A source close 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. (Also read: Misbah links ODI future to batting form)
"We have frozen the bank accounts of Misbah and Azhar Ali and we aim to recover the outstanding dues if the amount is available in their accounts," FBR spokesman Shahid Hussain said.