ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan’s lawyer Salam Akram Raja on Friday said that Aleema and her husband bought property abroad after selling their local inheritance.
He added that funds gained by the duo from textile business were also used to buy the properties.
The lawyer explained that the funds were transferred abroad via banks, adding that they had also taken loans by keeping assets as collateral in foreign banks.
Raja dismissed reports suggesting a link between the assets and the family’s charitable organisations as rumours.
He elaborated that Aleema Khan owned 50 per cent of a textile company that exports its products, adding that Aleema’s husband holds and equity of more than Rs7.25 million in the aforementioned assets.
In December last year, Aleema Khan was ordered by the Supreme Court to deposit Rs29.5 million in taxes and fine for not declaring her assets in Dubai.
In January this year, she rejected allegations against her for acquiring foreign assets through Shaukat Khanum’s charity fund and other illegal means.
“I dedicated my life to charity work and it has no bearing on my foreign holdings whatsoever. I acquired this property through my income and husband’s assets,” she claimed in her statement to the top court.
It is to be mentioned here that SC took notice of Aleema’s foreign property and issued notices to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general (DG) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman along with other parties.