Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister, Aleema Khan, has paid 25% of the fine on her foreign properties to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
In December last year, the Supreme Court had ordered her to pay Rs29.5mn in taxes and fines on her foreign properties.
According to sources, the prime minister’s older sister submitted 25% of the fine – Rs7.3mn – to the FBR.
She also submitted an application to pay the rest of the amount in four instalments.
Khan has also asked for the right to appeal in her application, and will approach the Supreme Court after FBR’s reply in this regard, the sources added.
Earlier, it emerged that the premier’s sister owned properties abroad, including in the United States.
Khan has also appeared before the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to owning foreign assets.
On Monday, Aleema said that she bought properties from the money she earned through sewing machines.
“People poke fun at sewing machines, which employ thousands (of people). Many women in Pakistan earn their livelihoods from sewing,” she said, adding that the sewing business was bringing foreign exchange into the country.
“You can check my wealth statement, I have been working and earning for myself for the past 20 years,” Khan claimed.
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