Aleema Khan ordered to submit Rs29.4mn by SC in foreign assets case and people are not happy
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan was directed by the Supreme Court to submit Rs29.4 million or her assets will be seized and people are not really impressed.
The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the foreign assets case filed against Aleema Khan. During the hearing, CJP asked Aleema how much did she pay for her property in Dubai.
Aleema said she paid $375,000 for the property in 2008 which was later sold. The Federal Board of Revenue, however, said Aleema only paid half the amount via her own pocket and the rest was paid through a bank loan. FBR said Aleema owes the board Rs18 million.
The court also said that Khan’s sister can initiate legal proceedings against FBR but she has to pay the money first. If she wins her case against the board, her money will be returned to her, it was added.
Social media users are not impressed with SC’s decision and believe that there are ‘different laws for different people’
People are raising questions as to why Aleema was not asked to present money trail and source of income
✖️ No money trail asked
✖️ No source of income asked
— Abdul Majid Kalwar (@Majid_PSF) December 13, 2018
— Mona Alam (@MonaAlamm) December 13, 2018
Is there no one in our Supreme Court Judiciary to put an end to this blatant selective justice? How will these judges face Allah one day, do they have no fear of Allah whatsoever? #SupremeCourt #ChiefJustice #AleemaKhan https://t.co/0gbDj9TaXM
— Irfan Afridi (@IrfanAfridi85) December 13, 2018
‘Accountability for all’
No 'Dheel' & No 'Deal'.
What if she's sister of current #PrimeministerImranKhan ?Accountability For all.#CJP Orders #AleemaKhan to file #IncomeTax Returns & deposit 29.5 million in 'Foreign Asset Case' pic.twitter.com/WyIwbjfS7F
— H (@___NomadicPk) December 13, 2018
ہم نے تو پہلے فلموں میں دیکھا تھا اور بچپن میں سنا تھا کہ قانون اندھا ہوتا ہے لیکن آج کل تو ثابت بھی ہو رہا ہے عمران خان کی حکومت میں ۔
— M Kaleem Baloch (Official) (@Kaleem786Baloch) December 13, 2018
The Supreme Court also gave FBR 15 days to present a report on the case and directed the board to speed-up investigation.