CJP takes suo motu notice of Dubai property of PM’s sister Aleema Khan: sources

LONDON: Chief of Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice of Prime Minister’s sister Aleema Khan’s property in Dubai, sources informed Geo News on Wednesday. The chief justice, who is currently in London raising 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. Confidential sources told Geo News that the chief justice later contacted the apex court officials and asked them to fix a date for the hearing of this case. This month, Aleema Khan 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 Khan, 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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