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NBR has no authority to stop Nora Fatehi’s function: Information Minister

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said the organisation concerned was given permission to hold function with Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi in Bangladesh.

“Though the National Board of Revenue (NBR) can take measures to realise tax or VAT, it has no authority to stop the function of Nora Fatehi,” he said while talking to journalists at his secretariat office in Dhaka on Wednesday (November 16, 2022).

The Information minister said, “Nora Fatehi is a renowned actress. She is going to perform in the ensuing World Cup Football Tournament item song in Qatar which also held in other World Cup football tournaments. For example, singer Shakira did it. Several other stars also did it.”

Dr Hasan Mahmud said an organisation wants to make a documentary through the function inviting Nora in Bangladesh. Because of it, we have accorded permission. The NBR can also realise tax and VAT, but it has no jurisdiction to stop the Nora Fatehi’s function.