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Dubai flat: PM Imran's sister had not paid penalty but availed amnesty scheme: report

Mahmood Idrees 10:19 AM | 20 Nov, 2018
Dubai flat: PM Imran's sister had not paid penalty but availed amnesty scheme: report
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan's sister, Aleema Khan, has not paid any penalty and tax on her Dubai property, a local newspaper claimed, citing sources.

Earlier, it was reported that the sister of the premier taking a courageous step paid 25 per cent of the total estimated worth of her luxurious flat as tax while an additional 25 percent as the fine was also deposited to avoid legal consequences.

However, it emerged that Aleema had declared her "illegal assets" when she availed the amnesty scheme introduced by the previous government of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

An official on the condition of anonymity told an Urdu newspaper that the prime minister's sister did not pay any penalty or tax but availed the scheme.

The previous government had launched the amnesty scheme to provide a chance to citizens to regularise their national and foreign assets.

Aleema Khan owns a luxurious flat tucked near Burj Khalifa, The Lofts East-1406, in the United Arab Emirates and she was slapped with a double penalty (taxes and fine) for failure to disclose the property.

Earlier, media reports citing the individuals involved in the matter say the premier's sister sealed the deal with Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in four weeks.

Aleema Khan's legal team had not responded to FBR and FIA as to how the properties were acquired in the first place, Geo News reported.

In her affidavit, Aleema Khan only stated that the Lofts East:1460 was paid for from funds generated from her business dealings overseas.

She continued that the property has already been disposed of and FBR has been informed about the purchase and sale of the said property.

Imran Khan's sister also informed the office of Director General FIA, Bashir Ahmed Memon about the successful execution of process this week; Chaudhry Z. Ashraf Advocate Lahore was oath commissioner for the process.

FIA had informed the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister owned 'benami' property and a notice had been sent.

As the FIA is tracing the Pakistanis who own offshore properties, around 20 other overseas properties' owners  have also deposited their taxes and fines.

Dr Muhammad Iqbal, an FBR spokesperson expressed that the record of a taxpayer is confidential and can't be disclosed.

FIA submitted its initial report on foreign properties in October stating that 35 politicians and their associates own properties in Dubai.

‘The FIA initiated investigations against 3,570 Pakistanis who own properties worth Rs1,015 billion in Dubai,’ the report added.

It was further stated in the report that nine benamidaars have been identified as well as 150 extremely rich individuals who own properties worth Rs30 billion.

‘Investigation was suspended against 386 persons who benefitted from the amnesty scheme. Those who owned 374 properties in Dubai benefitted from Tax Amnesty Scheme 2018,’ it added.

‘900 Pakistanis illegally own properties in Dubai,’ the report highlighted.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 5, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360

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