FBR ordered again to submit report about Aleema’s assets #07_2018December 7, 2018
On a suo motu notice, the court had taken up a case relating to illegal transfer of money from Pakistan to foreign countries and ordered the FBR to furnish complete details of properties of Aleema Khanum in a sealed envelope.
Expressing dismay, the court even ordered suspension of the member inland revenue, but the FBR chairman told the court that the official had already been transferred to the science and technology department, but since the official who had replaced him had not taken charge, Mr Habibullah had to appear in court today.
The court also inquired about the list of 20 individuals who had transferred money from Pakistan to purchase properties abroad.
After learning that nothing had been done in this regard also, the court decided to issue contempt of court notices to the chairman and the member inland of the FBR.
But finally the court provided another opportunity to the officials and withdrew its decision to issue contempt notices to them.
The case was adjourned for the second week of December.
Notices issued to DHA, Bahria Town
In another case, the same bench issued notices to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and the Bahria Town (Pvt) Ltd about non-issuance of sale deed to transfer properties or title to the owners of the plots in their housing schemes.
The notices were issued during a suo motu hearing regarding complaints that the Bahria Town did not transfer the ownership of the plots in the housing scheme only to prevent the payment of capital value tax and other cess to the government on the registration of the properties.
The notice to the DHA was issued when advocate Azhar Siddiq, representing the Bahria Town, informed the court that this practice of not issuing sale deed was prevailing all over the country, even by housing societies like the DHA.