Sharif brothers cleared of tax evasion

Published: April 8, 2013
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File photo of Nawaz Sharif (L) and Shahbaz Sharif (R). PHOTO: AFP

File photo of Nawaz Sharif (L) and Shahbaz Sharif (R). PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif was cleared of tax evasion in a report submitted by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday, reported Express News.

Another report sent by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) stated that Shahbaz Sharif was also not involved in tax evasion. The report added that Shahbaz paid taxes worth Rs4.947 million in the last three years.

The report further stated that cases were being heard against Shahbaz in the Rawalpindi Accountability Court and in the Lahore High Court but there has been no record of conviction or of plea bargain.

The FBR also cleared PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of tax evasion.

Earlier, former interior minister Rehman Malik had called upon the election commission to disqualify the Sharif brothers under Articles 62 and 63.

Malik had accused the Sharif brothers of concealing facts about where they managed to obtain Rs30 million, which they used to get their sealed property, at Raiwind, released. That amount was never shown on tax return papers, he said.

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  • Mohammad
    Apr 8, 2013 - 6:57PM

    you mean NS provide the receipt of Rs. 5000 tax he had paid?

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  • Breaking Bad
    Apr 8, 2013 - 6:57PM

    F a b o l o u s ! ! !

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  • Fawad
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:07PM

    I dont trust NAB. Its a highly politicised instituition and is only used for political manipulations.

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  • Historian 1
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:17PM

    Shahbaz Sharif..on the way..our next Prime Minister

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  • Apr 8, 2013 - 7:23PM

    The most corrupt department FBR , cleared theives. Money and Powers Talks! i am fighting for Sales Tax from about 4 months , FBR is not giving me Sales Tax just. And, now the pyscial verification personals are indicating me some 15,000 rupees to fill their pockets to release Sales Tax.

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  • Apr 8, 2013 - 7:30PM

    only 5,000/- per year and FBR clear then from TAX.. Amazing..

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  • manto
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Great picture selection for the story :-)

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  • shahbaz
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:40PM

    our future seems to be ominous…Alas……

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  • Umer
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:42PM

    If courts wont take their case how can they be convicted? Just like attack on SC case was not taken.

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  • Ch, Allah Daad
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:44PM

    And also Hitler was cleared of killing 3 million jews by the same RO!Recommend

  • Babablacksheep
    Apr 8, 2013 - 7:52PM

    good joke. Now i am feeling good.thanks for entertainment NAB.

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  • Huglu
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:10PM

    Even the sharif brothers are looking in disbelief at the ruling!!!

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:14PM

    Now this shut mouths of all liars

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  • iram
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:16PM

    Don’t know which magic t every year.hey know not submitting tax but doubling trippling theie wealth

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  • Breaking Bad
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:19PM

    I am so relieved now…Shahbaz Sharif does not have to quit politics and will continue his public service.

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  • Fahad Sheikh
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:22PM

    I bet FBR hasn’t paid their own taxes :P

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  • Baby ka Husband
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:23PM

    From now on no one should pay taxes. Our leaders, NAB and Law Courts have set precedents on tax-evasion, money laundering and theft. Can we have a referendum on the future state of Pakistan?? They have it all over the world. It’s time to call it quits.

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  • Adnan
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:37PM

    Neat & clean leadership of Pakistan.. PMLN all the way..

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  • Abdullah
    Apr 8, 2013 - 8:43PM

    Usually industrialists and businessmen pay taxes in the name of their business concerns. This is just to clarify for some people who are talking about Rs. 5000 tax.

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  • Sindhi
    Apr 8, 2013 - 9:40PM

    This news will be catastrophic for the PTI fans :)

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  • Logic europe
    Apr 8, 2013 - 9:49PM

    As long their patron lord chief justice is in office , shareefs hqv nothing to fear
    All laws only for PPP

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  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 8, 2013 - 10:00PM

    For those not conversant with Austin Powers, here is an explanation of Dr. Evil and Mini-Me.
    That’s how the brothers duo look like:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-Me

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  • bayareaguy
    Apr 8, 2013 - 10:18PM

    Would any kid bother to explain, where this Rs5000 figure came from. Last time I checked NS paid about Rs1.8M in income tax.

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  • Faisal
    Apr 8, 2013 - 10:18PM

    This just goes on to show that nothing has changed and probably never will.

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  • Moosa Khan
    Apr 8, 2013 - 10:29PM

    Can’t believe it.

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  • Go Zardari Go!!
    Apr 8, 2013 - 11:18PM

    What a Role Model!!

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  • Arsalan
    Apr 8, 2013 - 11:46PM

    Grow up brothers.Shahbaz paid 4.947 million tax alone.I don’t know why 4.947 millions seems as 5000 Rs to people.Good things should be appreciated.

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Apr 9, 2013 - 12:50AM

    Oh no. This might be a joke for my country people. SS earlier threatened NAB of dire consequences so end results are now in front of the nation. Might is Right. Law is only for poor.

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  • Zia Khan
    Apr 9, 2013 - 2:08AM

    Everyone is just commenting, even they’ve not read the article (or didn’t understand the language). Its 4.947 millions not five thousands.Recommend

  • ali
    Apr 9, 2013 - 3:56AM

    sharif brothers and their saudi masters..tsk tsk.

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  • confused
    Apr 9, 2013 - 4:14AM

    if you can smell what the establishment is cookin’Recommend

  • SHBu
    Apr 9, 2013 - 4:32AM

    @Abdullah:
    You are partly right. Once you take pay from your corporation or company, you have to pay income tax on that amount. That pay will be yourr taxable earning and it will be expense for the corp.

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  • SHBu
    Apr 9, 2013 - 4:35AM

    @Historian 1:
    I think they should make Akhtar mengal from Baluchistan, next prime minister of Pakistan.

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  • An Observer
    Apr 9, 2013 - 5:41AM

    @Mohammad: And where did they get 5000 rupees?

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  • Ali
    Apr 9, 2013 - 9:23AM

    But ofcourse!

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  • Apr 9, 2013 - 9:25AM

    @Baby ka Husband: Not a bad idea.

    If the Sharif brothers have paid their taxes, show us the receipts for deposit of tax in the Treasury and challan numbers, Tax Assessment orders, IT and Wealth Tax Return forms with their online acknowledgements / statements.
    Also, do not forget to scan and publish the loans clearance certificate from the banks. Salams

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  • GM
    Apr 9, 2013 - 10:22AM

    Another surprise for the people. While seeing the scrutiny process and acception and rejection of nomination papers of politician. Its seem that our politician were corrupt, now its seems that Supreme Court, Election Commission of Pakistan, NAB, FBR, SBP all included corrupt people at there top heirarchy.

    Nawaz Sharif was convicted life time imprisonment has qualify for election but Musharraf was rejected.

    Chaudry Mukhtar’s papers were accepted as he is the loan defaulter of 13 billion from various bank and at last moment he submitted clearance certificate from SBP.

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  • Imran Hayat
    Apr 9, 2013 - 2:20PM

    An average boutique or retail shop pay millions in form of income tax annually………..cant understand how does industrialists income only contribute to 4.94 million and that too in years

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  • Imran Hayat
    Apr 9, 2013 - 2:42PM

    If multi billionaire Industrialists are paying only Rs 4.9 million tax in three years, then by this ratio almost 98% of Pak population is not eligible for tax

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  • May 5, 2013 - 1:30AM

    Well, he paid 5000 rupees tax. I am sure he borrowed that money instead of digging into his stash of cash. Corruption at its height!Recommend

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