Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has identified 44 families who own properties in UAE. The FIA has submitted the report in Supreme Court containing the list of known personalities and their dependents. Some of them already declared these properties in their tax returns. Some properties are benamidar (not directly owned by these individuals) but possessed by them.
The most prominent among them is the name of Aleema Khanum, the sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan. She is identified as benamidar of a property. She did not submit any reply to the concerned authorities. A notice has been issued to her through email as well as delivered at her home address, but her domestic staff says she is abroad.
A three member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has been hearing a money laundering case. The FIA is investigating the people who owns properties abroad and purchased these properties without declaring the money.
The list also contains the name of Ayesha Enver Baig, wife of former senator and billionaire businessman Enver Baig who also owns Anwar Steel. She has one property in the UAE, but it has been disclosed in the tax returns filed with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
A Karachi based former provincial minister and PTI leader Irfanullah Khan Marwat, is also on the list, but has disowned the property shown in his name. He was part of different factions of PML including PML-N, PML-Q, but joined PTI before the general elections of July 25.
Another prominent leader of PTI Mumtaz Ahmed Muslim, , has conceded that he owns properties in Dubai, but not 16 properties as shown in the FIA list.
The widow of prominent PPP leader late Makhdoom Amin Fahim of the PPP Rizwana Amin, owned four properties as mentioned in the list. A notice was issued to her, but her watchman did not receive it as she was out of the country.
Another PTI leader and former legislature Sardar Dildar Ahmed Cheema from Faisalabad mentioned in the list, disowned two properties in the UAE. The list mentioned 6 properties in the name of Tahira Manzoor. She is daughter of Tariq Aziz; former secretary of National Security Council and close aide of former president General ® Pervez Musharraf. The verification process of these six properties is still way.
The politicians are not the only ones which appeared in the list. The names of many bureaucrats and their family members also appeared in the list. Sublina Zulfiqar, who owned a property in the UAE, is wife of Collector Customs Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed. Agha Shahid Majeed Khan, a government servant and serving as Collector Customs, also owned one property.
Zulfiqar Baloch, who owned one property, is grandson of former federal minister Mir Ibrahim Reki. He had declared the property received as a gift from his grandfather in the tax returns.
Azra Nasreen, mother of TV anchor, columnist and current government spokesman on economy Dr Farrukh Saleem, owned a property in the UAE, but it has been declared in the tax returns.
Mohammad Aijaz Haroon, the former managing director of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) during the PPP government, disowned a property shown in his name.
The name of famous actor, director and producer Abdullah Kadwani also appeared in the list with one property. He is also a former PRO to the Sindh governor. Akbar Khan the brother of former ministers Haroon Akhter Khan and Hamayun Akhter Khan had six properties in the UAE. He did not submit any reply despite repeated notices.
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25 August, 2019