Justice Faez Isa’s wife submits detailed reply to FBR
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The wife of Justice Faez Isa on Thursday appeared before the FBR officials in Islamabad and shared the details of her London properties in shape of documents, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting sources.
In her reply to the notice issued by the FBR, she said the money was sent abroad through legal channels, as she gave the particulars of the bank account that was in her name. Around seven million pounds were transferred to the UK and the central bank had the details of all the transactions, she said.
The Supreme Court judge’s wife also filed the record of income during her job at the American School in Karachi as well as the details of the properties bought and sold in the city as well as the related tax record.
Others documents submitted by Serena were related to the agriculture land gifted by her father in Jacobabad and Dera Murad Jamali as well as the rent collected through the three properties in London.
She said her husband had nothing to do with the properties abroad, which were mentioned in the last year’s tax returns.
Earlier, the FBR had sent separate notices to Justice Faez’s wife, son and daughter to appear in person.
The development came as the government replaced former FBR Nosheen Javed with Javed Ghani last week – a move which some circles say is related to the Justice Faez affair.
These views are fuelled by the fact that the latest appointment has been made for only three months. Nosheen was appointed as FBR chairperson in April this year.
On June 18, the wife of Justice Faez had told the Supreme Court that her husband had nothing to do with the agriculture land – located in Jacobabad and Dera Murad Jamali – which she inherited from his father or the properties purchased in London.
She was recording her statement via video link before a 10-member bench headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial, which heard the applications filed by Justice Faez against the presidential reference.
Later, the apex court in unanimous judgment declared the presidential null and void. However, the 10-member bench – with a seven to three ruling – directed the FBR to check the matter.