Justice Faez’s wife submits reply to second FBR notice
As Sarina Isa – the wife of Supreme Court senior judge Justice Faez Isa – submitted her reply to the second show-cause notice of FBR on Monday, she told journalists that she could not say anything about the issue, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Sarina appeared before the FBR authorities in person for the third time at its international tax office and presented the record of her income in connection with the London properties. In this connection, the FBR staff welcomed her and received the written reply.
The FBR has assigned the task of investigating the case to Zulfiqar Ahmed who is a Grade-20 official of the Inland Revenue.
As Sarina was leaving the office, the journalists tried to get her comments on the issue, but she refused, saying that she could not say anything about the issue.
Last month, the FBR had sent notices to Justice Faez’s wife as well as his daughter Sahar Isa and son Arsalan Isa after the Supreme Court had referred the matter for investigation.
Earlier on July 30, Sarina had accused the FBR officials of losing their credibility and ability to act independently, saying, “Clearly, they are acting on instructions.”
In a one-page statement issued to media, she highlighted how she personally delivered again her July 21 letter to FBR Commissioner Zulfiqar that she wrote in reply to his “rejoinder”.
In the letter, she reproduced the 12 queries she had raised in her first letter written on July 9. “I am still waiting for the answers,” she said in the statement.
The apex court senior judge’s wife also said that she had also requested for copies of her tax declarations which she did not have as the gentleman, who used to file her tax declarations through Rehan Hasan Naqvi, had passed away.
Not providing copies of her own returns was troubling because the FBR was referring to the returns which they said she had filed when she stopped working and had no taxable income, she Isa feared, adding that this was alarming and suggested “manufacturing”.