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FBR identifies PM Khan’s sister as benamidar of property, notice served

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has identified Aleema Khanum—sister of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan—as benamidar of property whereas a notice in this regard has been served through both email and post.
The development came to light as FIA submitted before Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) a list of as many as 44 politically motivated individuals or their benamidars possessing properties or assets in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The list is part of annexure submitted by FIA before three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar, in case pertaining to laundering money from Pakistan to foreign states.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Mumtaz Ahmad owns as many as 16 properties in UAE.
Rizawana Amin—wife of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) deceased leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim—owns four properties. Ayesha Baig—wife of former senator Enver Baig—owns one property abroad however, she has already disclosed it in the tax returns filed with Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
Tahira Manzoor—daughter of former secretary to ex-president Musharraf—owns six properties abroad. Collector Custom Dr Zulfikar Ahmed’s wife Sublina Zulfiqar owns one property in the UAE.
Similarly, anchorperson Farrukh Saleem’s mother Azra Nasreen owns one property in the UAE however, it has been declared in the tax returns.
Senator Taj Afridi and senator Mir Hassan Talpur also owns properties in the UAE.
Akbar Khan had six properties in the UAE. He is brother of Humayun Akhtar and Haroon Akhtar — both former ministers. He did not provide any affidavit despite repeated notices.