ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister, Aleema Khanum, failed to submit tax liabilities to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in the foreign properties case.
In a bid to pay a tax of Rs22.1 million, Aleema had requested the chairman of the revenue board to break down the sum into instalments, according to sources.
However, the top federal government body that investigates crimes related to taxation and money-laundering could not decide if she should be given the instalment facility.
The premier’s sister had sought some time from the FBR to pay the aforementioned amount by January 21.
They said Aleema had purchased an apartment in Dubai worth over 2,878,000 dirhams. The board later imposed a fine and tax worth Rs29.4 million against her.
In December last year, the Supreme Court had ordered Aleema to pay tax liabilities as determined by the FBR or else her properties would be attached.
PM Imran’s sister has paid almost 25 per cent of the imposed money however, the remaining amount remains pending. The FBR had slapped Aleema Khan with a 100 per cent fine for concealing the Dubai apartment.
In an affidavit submitted to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Aleema had claimed that she owned a property — namely Lofts East 1406 — in Dubai and that it was paid from the funds generated from her business dealing overseas. According to prime minister’s sister, she purchased the property worth $370,000 in 2008 with 50 per cent bank mortgage but sold it out in 2017.