SC summons Aleema Khanum's tax details in foreign property case

Published: November 30, 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  : The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit tax details of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khanum during the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to foreign property holdings of Pakistani nationals.

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Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked the chairman FBR if the premier’s sister owns any property in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and further inquired if she had benefited from an amnesty scheme.

FBR officials present in court informed the bench that Aleema had availed an amnesty scheme and her tax details were confidential.

The SC then summoned complete records of Aleema’s property.

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In October, several prominent political figures and government officials, including premier’s sister Allema, in a report submitted by FBR were revealed for owning benami properties in the UAE.

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Following this, notices were dispatched to all individuals involved in acquiring properties in the name of another person. However, since the premier’s sister was abroad at the time, the notice was sent to her via e-mail.

 

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  • Khan muhammad
    Nov 30, 2018 - 11:57AM

    Why are the records sealed? What does he have to hide? Recommend

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