Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan on Friday said she will reply all the allegations levelled against her in the Supreme Court (SC).
Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court, during the hearing of suo motu case regarding foreign properties of Pakistani nationals, directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to present property and tax amnesty details of Aleema Khan.
The CJP asked the chairman FBR if the prime minister’s sister owns any property in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and further inquired whether she had benefited from an amnesty scheme by the government.
The FBR officials informed the court that Aleema had availed an amnesty scheme and her tax details were confidential.
Aleema Khan is currently on a tour to Japan for the fund raising of NUML University.
Addressing an event in Tokyo, Aleema said that she was being asked tough questions because she was in the headlines these days.
Aleema Khan said she will respond to all the queries regarding her properties when she is summoned by the Supreme Court.
The PM’s sister further said that she’s “not a public office holder but a private citizen” and “will reply where she has to”.
She said that she was being asked where she got the money from to buy the properties. “I inherited this money from my maternal and paternal grandfathers as well as my parents and even earned myself,” she said.
Aleema Khan is also a board member of the Shaukat Khanum Hospital. She said that none of the board members ever touched the funding that has been raised for Shaukat Khanum.
The PM's sister termed the allegations against her as hurtful and said even her father was also accused of corruption that was painful. She further said that Imran “always opposed accumulating money”.
According to officials, Aleema Khan deposited half the total cost of her previously undeclared Dubai property with tax authorities as penalty.
She 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.
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 officials had said.
On November 28, Chief of Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of Aleema Khan’s property in Dubai.
The SC had issued notices to Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) along with other parties.