SC seeks details of Aleema Khan's UAE property, tax amnesty

Haider Ali 02:24 PM | 30 Nov, 2018
SC seeks details of Aleema Khan's UAE property, tax amnesty
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to present property and tax amnesty details of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister, Aleema Khan.

Hearing a suo motu case on foreign properties owned by Pakistani nationals on Friday, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took up the matter pertaining to the PM’s sister owing property in Dubai while FBR adopted an ambiguous attitude.

When the Chief Justice asked the FBR chairman Jehanzeb Khan whether Aleema Khan owns any property in the United Arab Emirates,  he replied that there was no official confirmation regarding this as yet.

“If Aleema Khan declared the property in her amnesty scheme then the matter is confidential. If the court orders, we will present a record of the amnesty scheme,” the FBR chairman added.

Justice Nisar then inquired whether Aleema Khan declared any foreign property in her amnesty scheme as the matter is being highlighted for days now.

Upon this, a member of the land revenue board said that Aleema Khan owns property abroad.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that to claim the amnesty scheme, foreign properties need to be declared.

"Why are you not telling us this when the Chief Justice is asking you?" Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed.

To this, the member of the land revenue board responded that he was talking about confidential details.

Justice Nisar then turned to the member of the land revenue board and inquired, “Is Aleema Khan’s property in your name or is it your property? Why do you keep bringing up that it is confidential?”

The Chief Justice then ordered the officials to provide the bench with sealed details of Aleema Khan’s property.

Clarifying that the bench will review the details, the apex court also sought details of Aleema Khan’s tax records.

Further, Justice Nisar told FBR and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials that the bench sought results in the case on foreign properties owned by Pakistani citizens.

“You sent notices to all of Pakistan and there is no focus on the properties the court had asked for,” the top judge observed.

The apex court is hearing the suo motu case on foreign bank accounts and assets owned by Pakistani citizens.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 28, 2023

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 March 28, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.1 287.15
Euro EUR 304.5 307.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345.5 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.3 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.18 761.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.5 207.7
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.30 41.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.09 933.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.84 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 178 180
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 735.91 743
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.97 311.47
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 28 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 204,300 PKR 2,465
Karachi PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Islamabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Peshawar PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Quetta PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sialkot PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Attock PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujranwala PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Jehlum PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Multan PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Bahawalpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujrat PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nawabshah PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Chakwal PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Hyderabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nowshehra PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sargodha PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Faisalabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Mirpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465


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