ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough in money laundering case, the Federal Investigation Agency, (FIA) has submitted a list of political and government officials, holding benami properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The list also contains the name of Aleema Khanum, a sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan. She is identified as benamidar of a property. A notice has been issued to her through email as well as delivered at her home address by the FIA.
Mother of Prime Minister’s Special Assistant, Farukh Saleem, PTI leader Mumtaz Ahmed Muslim are also named in the list of people holding properties in Dubai.
Rizwana Ameen, wife of late, PPP leader, Makhdoom Amin Fahim also holding three properties, while she refused to entertain the FIA’s notice by refusing its claim.
Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi, Mir Hassan Talpur, former senator, Imaar Ahmed Khan have also been named to have properties in UAE, according to the FIA list.
Moreover, several names of government officials including, Custom Collector, Shahid Majeed, FBR Officer, Wasif Khan, former MD PIA, Aijaz Haroon, DIG Sohail Habib and others are also included in the list submitted by the FIA in Supreme Court.
According to the list, a resident of Gulbarg, Lahore has been benamidar of as many as 22 properties in Dubai.The list also contains the name of Ayesha Enver Baig, wife of former senator Enver Baig and owner of Anwar Steel. She has one property in the UAE, but it has been disclosed in the tax returns filed with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
The list was part of the annexure submitted to a three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, seized with a case relating to illegal transfer of money from Pakistan to foreign countries.