ISLAMABAD: Justice Qazi Faez Isa's wife has questioned why Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) sent her notice in relation to 'tax year 2018' when one of the properties mentioned was purchased in 2004 and two others in 2013.
Serina Isa Khoso, the wife of apex court judge, on July 9 visited the FBR office and submitted her written statement and documents to Zulfiqar Ahmed, Commissioner (IR), Islamabad.
She asked FBR to provide the copies of income tax records of Imran Khan, Abdul Waheed Dogar, Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Farogh Naseem, Anwar Mansoor Khan and Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed and queried as to whether they have ever shown properties of their wives and children in their income tax.
According to her written statement, Sarina Isa stated that three open envelopes with their contents on full display were pasted on the gate of her husband's [Justice Qazi's] official residence and attached the picture of envelopes with the reply. "One envelope is addressed to me, one to my daughter, and one to my son. My daughter and son are married, and live separately in London. Therefore, I returned the envelopes addressed to my daughter and son to the FBR authorities," said the statement.
Sarina Isa wrote; "Imran Khan's coterie has spread lies about me since May last year and said my husband was the owner of the three properties in London. They pretended that they received this information from one Abdul Waheed Dogar, who they say wrote to Mirza Shahzad Akbar. But they did not ask me a single question about these properties."
She informed FBR that 50 Coniston Court, Kendal Street, London was purchased 16 years ago in 2004. "I bought this very small one-bedroom apartment on the sixth floor for UK Pound Sterling 236,000. Later I added my daughter's name to it."
"I helped my son and daughter to buy two properties in relatively cheap areas on the outskirts of London. My husband was not in favour of this because he did not want his children to live abroad."
"I helped my daughter to buy 90 Adelaide Road, London, E10 5NW in 2013 at a price of UK Pound Sterling 270,000. This property was bought in both our names and still stands in both our names."
The 40 Oakdale Road, London, E11 4DL was purchased in 2013 with UK Pound Sterling 245,000. "I helped my son buy this property, which is in both our names and still stands in both our names. I still own agricultural lands in Deh Korar, Tapa Zangipur, Thul, District Jacobabad, Sindh and in Tehsil Dera Murad Jamali, district," the letter concluded.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2020