ISLAMABAD : Serena Isa, the wife of Justice Qazi Faez Isa, revealed on Thursday the details of her London properties to the Supreme Court of Pakistan while recording her statement on a video link. Justice Faez’s wife, during her statement before the honourable Supreme Court said that she bought her first property in London in 2004 and her passport was accepted for the purchase of property in United Kingdom. According to the judge, his wife and children, have on their names three properties in the W2, E10 and E11 areas of London. “I faced many difficulties to get the record of these three properties in my name,” she told the court. The properties were purchased between 2003 to 2013 and banks don’t keep records of more than 10 years. She revealed that she bought one property for £23,600, another for £270,000, which is under her and her daughter’s name, and the third one for £245,000. Her son lives in one of the properties. The money for the purchase was sent from her foreign currency bank account to London. The money was transferred to an account which is only in my name, she added. “I have even written two letters to the FBR.” She told the court that her agricultural land, which she inherited from her father and does not belong to the husband, is in district Jaccobabad, She added that authorities know about her land as government issued her a tax certificate after submission of statement of assets. Justice Faez’s wife further said that her tax record was transferred from Karachi to Islamabad and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) failed to provide any answer when asked about the transfer. She said that she have also showed record of her tax returns in UK from 2016 to date. Justice Umar Atta Bandial, the presiding judge, remarked that she seems to have the record of her properties. We, however, can’t review the merit, he added. Earlier in the day, the court had allowed her to record her statement online in a presidential reference against her husband. Justice Isa has been accused of misconduct over failure to declare his wife and children’s UK properties. The hearing of the case was adjourned till 9:30 am on Friday June 19.
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