Sarina Isa Raises Serious Questions On FBR, Says Her Income Details Were Illegally Acquired
Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s wife Sarina Isa has accused the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) of displaying bias in the ongoing inquiry against her. The FBR reportedly rejected Sarina Isa’s explanation for the umpteenth time in the case pertaining to her sources of income and properties abroad.
Sarina Isa has also alleged that her income tax and banking records were illegally acquired by the FBR and the information was shared by third parties which include Prime Minister Imran Khan, Adviser to the PM on Accountability Shehzad Akbar, Farogh Naseem and Anwar Mansoor. “Can I also be given access to the details of these individuals,” she questioned.
It was reported on Geo News show Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada ke Saath that FBR has so far sent four notices to the judge’s wife to which she has responded. However, the bureau has been raising objections over her responses.
In her latest response, Sarina Isa has questioned the credibility of the bureau saying that it unlawfully disregarded her income that came from 300 acres of land and two houses in Karachi’s Clifton area that she had sold, among other properties. In her response to the FBR, she further said that she had declared her agricultural land in her reply which the FBR had noted, but the income earned from this land has been disregarded by the bureau. Expressing her surprise at the FBR’s act of ignoring the agricultural income, she said that she was ready to provide further details of these properties whenever the bureau wanted.
Moreover, Mrs. Isa said that she had been asking FBR for her own tax returns, but her requests are being ignored. “I urge you to give me access to the documents on which you have relied to create a charge sheet against me,” she told the FBR.
Addressing the FBR officer inquiring her, Sarina Isa said she hoped he would not forget the accountability that will be held in the hereafter. Apart from her response to the FBR, Sarina Isa also issued a statement in which she has termed the FBR biased.
The FBR is required to submit its report on Sarina Isa’s assets in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) next month.