ISLAMABAD: The best courtroom on Thursday once more ordered the Federal Board of sales (FBR) to furnish a comprehensive record at the belongings of Aleema Khanum, the sister of top Minister Imran Khan and diagnosed as the benamidar of a assets within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A 3-choose bench headed via leader Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took exception to FBR Member Inland revenue Habibullah’s statement that the department had initiated movement, however in Lahore.
The court discovered that the FBR representative had deliberately annoyed its earlier directive for offering information of the homes believed to be owned by using Aleema Khanum.
during the last listening to on Nov 30, the court docket was instructed that the records concerning the property info of Aleema Khanum became available in Lahore.
On a suo motu word, the courtroom had taken up a case referring to unlawful switch of cash from Pakistan to overseas nations and ordered the FBR to grant whole info of homes of Aleema Khanum in a sealed envelope.
Notices issued to DHA, Bahria town over non-issuance of sale deed to plot proprietors to steer clear of tax
At a previous listening to, the Federal investigation employer (FIA) had submitted a record containing a listing of 44 politically exposed individuals or their benamidars who possessed residences in the UAE.
The list additionally contained the call of Aleema Khanum and stated that the FIA had already issued a note to her via email as well as delivery at the home address, however her servant stated that she become overseas.
Later through a sworn statement, Aleema Khanum conceded that she owned The Lofts East 1406 — a property offered from the budget generated from her enterprise dealings foreign places.
however that property had already been disposed of and the FBR become knowledgeable approximately its buy and sale, the affidavit said.
On Thursday, the courtroom advised FBR Chairman Jahnazaib Khan that the board become advised to establish the applicable inquiry cell in Islamabad so that everything turned into executed here, instead of other towns, however the directive become no longer heeded to.
Expressing dismay, the courtroom even ordered suspension of the member inland revenue, however the FBR chairman advised the court that the official had already been transferred to the technology and generation department, but for the reason that reliable who had replaced him had now not taken price, Mr Habibullah had to seem in court today.
The courtroom also inquired approximately the listing of 20 folks that had transferred cash from Pakistan to purchase houses abroad. After studying that nothing had been performed in this regard also, the court docket decided to trouble contempt of court notices to the chairman and the member inland of the FBR. However sooner or later the court furnished every other opportunity to the officers and withdrew its selection to difficulty contempt notices to them.
The court turned into bitter over the truth that despite the help extended with the aid of the FIA, the FBR had wasted one month and accomplished not anything to continue further. And instead of transferring on a quick tune, the FBR has selected to retain in a routine manner.
“you are defending those persons who had transferred money abroad via unlawful manner to buy properties in overseas international locations,” the leader justice found.
each the FBR chairman and the FIA director general assured the court that they might grant a final report earlier than the superb courtroom next Tuesday.
Expressing displeasure, the courtroom stated that it turned into no longer glad with the overall performance of the FBR since its orders have been now not being applied in letter and spirit and the matter have been put in bloodless garage.
The case became adjourned for the second week of December.
Notices issued to DHA, Bahria metropolis
In every other case, the equal bench issued notices to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and the Bahria town (Pvt) Ltd about non-issuance of sale deed to switch properties or name to the proprietors of the plots in their housing schemes.
The notices were issued at some point of a suo motu hearing concerning lawsuits that the Bahria metropolis did no longer switch the possession of the plots in the housing scheme most effective to prevent the payment of capital cost tax and other cess to the authorities on the registration of the properties.
the attention to the DHA turned into issued whilst advocate Azhar Siddiq, representing the Bahria metropolis, knowledgeable the court docket that this practice of now not issuing sale deed was winning everywhere in the country, even by using housing societies just like the DHA.
The courtroom located that each the DHA and the Bahria town have been two robust and large builders and any guideline so advanced could be followed by using the proprietors of different housing schemes additionally.
And whilst the court docket dictated that “on highlighting and citing with the aid of Mr Siddiq about the practice for the duration of Pakistan of now not issuing sale deed whilst shifting the ownership of the belongings”, the suggest requested now not to say his call in the order.
Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan referred to applicable laws particularly the Registration Act and the transfer of assets Act, saying that without sale deed, the identify of properties could not be transferred.
The court docket also wondered why the entire sum of money on the transfer of the name need to not be recovered from the 2 housing societies, announcing that the DHA changed into also subservient to the legal guidelines of Pakistan as some other housing society of the united states.
The case may be taken up again on Dec thirteen.
published in dawn, December 7th, 2018