Justice Faez’s wife says she is still being harassed, facing propaganda

Questions whether FBR can ask Imran Khan why he is paying less tax than her despite having 300-kanal property

By: News Desk      Published: 04:48 PM, 10 Jul, 2020
Justice Faez’s wife says she is still being harassed, facing propaganda

A day after submitting her detailed reply about her London properties, Sarina Isa – the wife of Justice Faez Isa – has said she is still facing baseless propaganda and harassment, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

In a statement issued on Friday, Sarina said she was wrongly accused of not receiving the FBR notices.

It is worth noting that three notices were separately issued to Justice Faez’s wife, son and daughter.

She said her father had died on the same day and she wasn’t in Islamabad. And on the basis of this lie, notices were posted at her home only to insult her in the eyes of her servants and neighbours.

Earlier on Thursday, the wife of the Supreme Court senior judge in her detailed reply to the FBR in Islamabad said Prime Minister Imran Khan paid less tax than her and how he was able to develop a 300-kanal property while paying less tax. She also questioned whether the FBR could ask him why he was paying less tax than her.

The prime minister and his aides are spreading lies against her husband on media, said Sarina Isa.

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.

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.