Govt to serve notices to 300 Pakistanis owning properties worth billions in Dubai

  • The owners of luxury properties include former high-ranking military officials, politicians, bureaucrats, owners of media houses and journalists.
Pakistan

DUBAI – Pakistanis own properties worth over Rs700 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it was revealed.

The owners of luxury properties include former high-ranking military officials, politicians, bureaucrats, owners of media houses and journalists.

Most people have bought the properties in the name of their children.

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The government of Pakistan has decided to issue notices to 300 Pakistani nationals who own properties in the United Arab Emirates, Geo News reported.

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The notices will be sent to individuals who own six or more properties in UAE. They will be inquired about their sources of income and tax paid by them.

It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan and Dubai had signed a double taxation treaty, which bounds investments in Dubai to be shown in the wealth tax statements in Pakistan.

The Economic Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had requested the UAE Ministry of Finance for the exchange of information about rich Pakistanis.