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Foreign assets case: SC orders Aleema Khan to deposit Rs29.5 million

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  1. Norwegian

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    Foreign assets case: SC orders Aleema Khan to deposit Rs29.5 million

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday while hearing a suo motu case on foreign properties owned by Pakistani nationals ordered Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan to deposit Rs29.5 million in taxes and fine.

    Aleema Khan and her lawyer Salman Akram Raja appeared before the court as a three-judge bench headed by the chief justice heard the suo motu case on foreign bank accounts and assets owned by Pakistani citizens.

    As the hearing went under way, the chief justice asked the premier’s sister, “How much did you buy the property for?” To this, Aleema responded, “I bought it for $370,000.”

    When asked by the chef justice when she bought the property, the premier’s sister said, “I bought it in 2008 and sold it last year.”

    Responding to Justice Nisar’s question whether she purchased the property from her own money, Aleema said, “I took loan from the bank and for 50% of the total amount of the property and the other 50% was my own money.”

    Aleema’s counsel Salman Akram Raja then said, “We have submitted details of bank transactions and accounts in court.” The chief justice remarked, “Then deposit Rs18 million within a week.”

    At this, the commissioner inland who probed Aleema Khan’s tax details informed the court, “As per our estimate in keeping with the documents, Aleema has to file tax returns worth Rs29.5 million.”

    Further, the bench remarked, "Aleema Khan will have right of appeal, however, before that she will have to file income tax returns."

    Justice Nisar added, "If the deposit is not made then her property will be seized."

    The bench then remarked, “If Aleema Khan wants, she can take legal action against FBR officials, however, before filing an appeal she will have to pay Rs2.94 million.”

    Suo motu notice
    Chief of Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of Aleema’s property in Dubai on November 28.

    The chief justice, who was in London to raise funds for building dams in Pakistan, was informally speaking to journalists when they drew his attention to the matter of Aleema Khan’s properties abroad.

    This month, Aleema deposited half the total cost of her previously undeclared Dubai property with tax authorities as penalty.

    Aleema paid 25 per cent of the total estimated amount of her luxurious flat, "The Lofts East-1406", in taxes and 25 per cent fine charges, officials had said. The prime minister's sister was slapped with a double penalty (taxes and fine) because she did not disclose the said property worth around Rs74 million.

    The said luxurious flat was located in the heart of Dubai, adjacent to Burj Khalifa, the most expensive area in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), added the officials.

    Aleema, in her affidavit submitted with FIA team, stated: "The Lofts East:1460 was paid for from funds generated from my business dealings overseas. Further, I have already disposed of my property and have also informed the FBR about the purchase and sale of the said property."

    On October 27, FIA had submitted in the Supreme Court the details of 44 close relatives of prominent political personalities who owned properties in the UAE.
     
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    Good no one is above law. "Mujhey kyn nikala walay kaha gaye"
     
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    Why always mention, sister of IK. He is not responsible for her dealings. She should pay and close the chapter.In old Pakistan, a traffic challan of the family of Prime Minister was impossible. In new Pakistan, the sister of Pakistan PM can be fined heavily. That's a clear difference.
     
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    PM Imran Khan's sister Aleema Khan appears before SC

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    ISLAMABAD: Aleema Khan, the sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Wednesday appeared before the Supreme Court of Pakistan which resumed hearing a case pertaining to foreign bank accounts and properties of Pakistanis abroad.

    Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Ms Khan, told the court that his client purchased properties in Dubai in 2008.

    He said the money to purchase the properties was sent abroad using banking channels.

    When Chief Justice asked whether Aleema Khan was present, she came to rostrum and told the court that she said fifty percent of the money was her own while half of it was arranged through mortgage.

    She informed the court that the properties which she bought in 2008 was sold last year.

    To a question Ms Khan said she purchased the property for 370000 dollars.

    Her lawyer told the bench that details of bank transactions and properties have been submitted to the court.

    The chief justice ordered Aleema Khan to deposit 29.5 million .

    He said she would have the right to appeal but would have her properties confiscated if she fails to deposit the amount.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/405399-pm-imran-khans-sister-aleema-khan-appears-before-sc
     
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    Good decision by court.
     
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  6. Riz

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    She deposited all the details of her income and property, bank statements, income tax details.. Which nora & family failed to submit so far
     
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    BS. She should be jailed for 7 years, just like Maryum bibi.
     
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  8. The Accountant

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    There is a difference between not paying tax and having illegal assets from unknown sources ... not paying taxes is a civil offence chargeable woth heavy monetary penalty and in case of non payment jail time ... she will not get jail as she surrendered herself to fbr and did not drag it with false oaths ...

    On the contrary maryam being daughter of PM having assets beyond her source of incomw is a criminal offence ... it is not matter of tX theft or hiding income but matter of corruption and kick backs ... plus false oath ... fake documents ...

    You are proposing same penalty for an armed robbery on other person's property as compared to merely telling a lie and hiding information ... both are crime but of entirely different nature ...

    Aleema khan is already getting a tougher penalty then common people which is good but going beyond that will be unjustified ...
     
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    SubhanAllah... As per patwari logic every Pakistani women should jaild because maryam babi was in jail once.. Kia kehny g kia kehny
     
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  10. Verve

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    There is a difference between tax evasion and perjury & being an accomplice to looting!
     
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  11. SmartGeek

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    Not really. Tax evasion is technically bigger crime since poverty exists due to tax evasion which is same case as corruption. Even Islam is against tax evasion.

    If PMLN did tax evasion, Imranistan would have demanded accountability as they did on the corruption which is right thing to do. So please don't back out and become hypocrite. If Imranistan backs out on this, then anything Imranistan says in this forum will not be taken as face value.
     
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    Glad the paperwork was submitted and case is now closed

    Al HAMDULILAH

    If Government would make it easy to move cash out all the transactions would become very accurate as people would use banks for all such things
     
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  13. Verve

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    Tax evasion is not as big a crime as stealing taxpayers money!
     
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    "Even if my daughter Fatima...." - this should be the gold standard....

    A piece of good news...
     
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  15. SmartGeek

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    Did my post get deleted? Hypocrisy runs big time as the truth has no place here. :disagree: