Aleema Khan seeked no amnesty, case adjourned: SC briefed

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Saturday, while hearing a case regarding foreign properties owned by Pakistani citizens, ordered that investigation against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister, Aleema Khan’s property details be made part of the record after the land revenue board commissioner informed that she did not seek tax amnesty on her Dubai property.

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A day earlier, the Supreme Court had ordered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit details of Aleema Khan’s property and tax amnesty in a sealed envelope.

A special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar today heard a suo motu case pertaining to foreign properties owned by Pakistani citizens at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry.

As the hearing went under way, the land revenue board commissioner submitted a concealed report on Aleema Khan’s properties and said, “She did not seek tax amnesty on her apartment in Dubai and false reports are being run on media in this regard.”

Upon being questioned by the court, the land revenue board commissioner added, “Aleema Khan was issued a notice on February 8, 2018 for not declaring the property. However, she was not in the country at the time and thus could not comply.”

The land revenue board commissioner further told the bench, “She took loans from a bank to purchase the property which was repaid through the rent earned on it. After loan repayment, Aleema Khan sold the apartment.”

Ordering that the investigation be made part of the record, the top court adjourned the hearing of the case till December 6.

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