Aleema Khan pays 25pc fine to FBR on foreign properties

Aleema Khan pays 25pc fine to FBR on foreign properties

Lahore (Staff Report): Aleema Khan, sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday paid 25% of the fine to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on her foreign properties.

On Jan 1, the FBR informed the Supreme Court (SC) that Aleema Khan had not yet paid Rs29.4 million as ordered by the top court.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case pertaining to Pakistani nationals’ foreign assets.

The FBR chairman informed the court that the offices of the bureau have been set up across the country to look into the case. He said that 775 people have submitted their affidavits regarding foreign assets.

The FBR chief informed the court that 60 cases of foreign properties are more lucrative and retrieval of a greater revenue is expected. He further told the bench that these cases will be dealt with on priority basis.

The CJP in his remarks observed that the court is entrusting the FRR with the responsibility to bring wealth back to Pakistan.

“The sooner the money was returned to Pakistan, the better it was for the economy”, Justice Nisar remarked.

The court directed FBR and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a detailed report on the matter by January 14, and adjourned the hearing till then.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till January 14.