PM Imran’s sister among Pakistanis owning properties in Dubai

Published: October 26, 2018
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Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khanum. PHOTO: FILE

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khanum. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Several prominent political figures and government officials, including Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khanum, own benami properties in Dubai, a report submitted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to the Supreme Court revealed on Friday.

The report, covering details of properties owned by Pakistani nationals, also revealed that the government’s spokesperson on economy and energy issues, Farrukh Saleem’s mother, Senator Taj Afridi and PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Faheem’s widow also made it to the list.

Notices have been dispatched to all individuals involved in acquiring properties in the name of another person. However, one of Aleema Khanum’s servants informed the FIA that his employer was currently abroad. To which, the notice was sent to her through email.

The investigation further revealed that ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Mumtaz Ahmed Muslim owns 16 properties and former PPP minister Amin Faheem’s widow Rizwana Ameen own four properties in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) lucrative real estate market.

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Former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senator Anwar Baig’s wife owns an apartment while Senator Taj Afridi, Mir Hassan Talpur and former senator Ammar Ahmed Khan also included in the list.

Among other prominent individuals, singer Adnan Sami Khan’s mother Noreen Sami Khan owns three properties while customs collector Shahid Majeed, FBR officer Wasif Khan, former PIA MD Ijaz Haroon’s wife, daughters of former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf’s former secretary Tariq Aziz, DIG Suhail Habib Tajik, politician Zakim Khan, government official Agha Masood Abbas, Irshad Ahmed of Zarai Taraqiati Bank, and customs collector Wahid Khurshid’s wife also own properties in Dubai.

Rizwana Ameen, Irfan Marwat and Dildar Cheema have already refuted the claim in their replies to the FIA notices.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • peaches
    Oct 26, 2018 - 6:31PM

    I’m confident if those properties we’re made through laundered money due process will take place.Recommend

  • AJ
    Oct 26, 2018 - 8:50PM

    Not really worth a new until it is shown that properties were bought by laundered money or illegal means. Recommend

  • Aamir
    Oct 26, 2018 - 8:55PM

    Wow! Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan has no history of doing job and business, so how is she making properties in Dubai?Recommend

  • Iftikhar Ali
    Oct 26, 2018 - 9:18PM

    I’m a PTI supporter. Anybody, involved in building properties from looted public money shall be held accountable and punished. It does not matter who they are. The Law should be same for all.Recommend

  • M M Malik
    Oct 27, 2018 - 12:34AM

    It should be determined why these persons made investments outside Pakistan. Certainly conditions in Pakistan were considered not to be conducive enough. Our law and order and general lack of infrastructure has contributed to investments abroad. It is hoped that authorities will identify the reasons of foreign investments! Recommend

  • Ejaz
    Oct 27, 2018 - 3:03AM

    This list shows only 44 names can u plz publish the whole list. ThanksRecommend

  • cautious
    Oct 27, 2018 - 3:06AM

    Notice nobody said anything about this when everyone was focused on Sharif family owning properties in London. Go figure. Recommend

  • Syed Imam
    Oct 27, 2018 - 1:06PM

    Buying properties in a foreign country is not a crime. What needs to be determined if the owner had the means to make the purchase. If not, then what was the source from where the money came from? Also, it is important to know the papertrail of the interbank transactions. Recommend

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