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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.

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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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100

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