SC orders Aleema Khan to deposit Rs 29.4 million

During the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to the offshore property owned by Aleema Khan, the sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the apex court on Thursday ordered her to pay an amount of Rs29.4 million in tax and fine.

A bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by the top judge of the country Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case.

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The counsel for Aleema Khan, Salman Akram Raja took a stance in the court that his client purchased the property in Dubai in 2008 using the money remitted to the United Arab Emirates through a banking channel.

Aleema Khan said in the court that she had 50 per cent of the amount incurred on the purchase of the property while she arranged the remaining 50 per cent by getting a loan from a bank.

She further said that the property has been sold last year that she purchased in 2008, adding that the property had cost her around 30 million rupees.

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