The famous TikToker Nosheen Saeed, also known as Dolly, has been declared guilty of evading payment of Rs16 million in taxes, according to a report by The News.
As per the publication, PRA has taken action by attaching Dolly’s bank accounts, recovering Rs 4.4 million in taxes. The PRA is also contemplating whether to seize properties owned by Dolly to recover the remaining tax amount.
A spokesperson for the PRA mentioned that Nosheen Saeed operates a beauty salon in Gulberg but had been avoiding tax obligations to the provincial authorities. Despite receiving notices, the TikToker failed to submit the due taxes to the PRA. Consequently, after repeated notices and non-compliance from the social media influencer, PRA Commissioner Misbah Nawaz ordered the tax recovery process from Dolly.
Notably, TikToker Dolly gained attention last year when one of her controversial videos went viral on social media. The video showed two individuals setting a forest on fire at Margalla Hills, purportedly for dramatic effect in their TikTok video.
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The Islamabad Police registered a case against Dolly for igniting fires in the Margalla forest, following a complaint by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) under wildlife and environment protection laws. This occurred after the video featuring the TikToker posing against the backdrop of a burning forest gained widespread attention.
However, Dolly vehemently denied the accusations and insisted that she had no involvement in setting any forest on fire. She took to her official Instagram account to post a clarification video, expressing her disappointment with social media for viralizing the video without verifying the facts. Dolly challenged viewers to investigate her travel history, stating that she had not been to National Park Kohsar for years.
She further explained the actual context of the video, indicating that she was traveling on the motorway from Haripur after conducting a makeup class when she encountered the scene and stopped to create a TikTok video. Dolly subsequently posted another video, apparently from the same day she shot the controversial TikTok video, in which she was seen standing near burning bushes, with another individual alongside her.