LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday ordered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to include its investigations against the Prime Minister Imran Khan’ sister Aleema Khanum in the record.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar headed a two-member bench hearing a case in relation to Aleema’s properties in Dubai at the SC’s Lahore registry. The court also asked when summons had been sent to Aleema and what investigations the FBR had conducted.
FBR Commissioner Dr Ishtiaq informed the court that Aleema had not taken amnesty on her Dubai properties and the media was incorrectly reporting that she had.
She had not declared her apartment and the FBI issued a notification on February 8, 2018 which she did not receive. Aleena had purchased the property using a loan and later sold it.
The Supreme Court had ordered the FBR to submit Aleema’s tax details.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked the chairman FBR if the premier’s sister owns any property in 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.
In October, several prominent political figures and government officials, including premier’s sister Allema, in a report submitted by FBR were revealed for owning properties in the UAE.
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.