ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday has ordered Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan to submit Rs29.4 million in foreign assets case as fine.
A three-judge bench headed by the chief justice heard the suo motu case related to properties of Pakistanis in foreign states. Aleema Khan and her lawyer Salman Akram Raja appeared before the court.
During the hearing, CJP ordered Aleema Khan to deposit Rs29.4 million in taxes and fine otherwise her property will be seized.
Earlier on December 6, CJP had expressed resentment over tax officials for not submitting their reply in the court. He also had threatened to issue show cause notice to the officials if they fail to submit their stance in three days.
Previously, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had submitted properties and tax details of Aleema Khan in SC Lahore registry.
FBR official said that Aleema Khan had not taken amnesty on her Dubai flat as it was bought by taking loan from the bank. The apartment was sold after paying off the loan, he added.
Earlier, SC took notice of Aleema’s abroad property and issued notices to Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) along with other parties.
Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umar had also claimed to have traced 4000 illegal properties of Pakistanis in Dubai.
He revealed that the authorities have also detected 95000 bank accounts of Pakistanis in 27 different countries.
Waqar Ahmed Khan’s arrest
During the hearing, the top judge also ordered to arrest former Federal Minister and well-known businessman Senator Waqar Ahmed Khan and to register a case against him.
As there were news that he is amongst 30 politicians and nearly 300 Pakistanis who own properties in Dubai and that his name has been wrongfully misunderstood with a certain “Waqar Ahmad”.