Deceased man buys cars, FBR on the move

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  • A govt official allegedly purchased 32 vehicles in the name Sheikh Khalid, who died in 2016

ISLAMABAD: The tax department has initiated an inquiry against a government servant, as well as a frontman of leading car assembler, for booking 100 vehicles worth millions of rupee on the CNIC of a deceased person.

Sources informed this scribe that the government official, in connivance with the frontman, booked 100 vehicles worth Rs170 million in the name of Sheikh Khalid, a former resident of Mahmoodabad, Karachi.

As many as 32 vehicles were purchased in the name Sheikh Khalid since his death in 2016, sources said, adding that the payments for these vehicles were made from the account of the government official.

Earlier, the tax department was investigating this case under the income tax law but since the government passed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 2017, the department transferred the case to FBR Benami Zone 3 office, as the case specifically falls under the Benami Act.

It is pertinent to mention that the tax department had started crackdown against the high net worth individuals in December last year. It was learnt that deceased Shiekh Khalid was among the top 20 tax defaulters of the country, purchasing 100 vehicles in the last two years.

When the department further probed the matter, it emerged that Khalid died in 2016. However, a frontman was using his CNIC to purchase cars from Toyota Indus.

When the department summoned the accused and asked about the payments made by them, one of the accused stated that he was not aware that Khalid was dead.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The drunk and merit killing Sindh governments politically inducted inept officers imposed from the wild ignorant interior of Sindh are the most SUPER CORRUPT souls on the face of the earth!!!!

  2. Is Nawaz Sharif from Sind interior? I suppose AZ could be called an officer if one was to use the term loosely. As an ex-DGD NAB friend said, no one who had the chance refrained from looting the country. That is why IK was voted in. Now everyone who is oppressed by corruption must resist it. He cannot eradicate this deep-rooted malaise without public support and their active participation.

  3. Good to see at least the news of corrupt being challanged for the first time although the whole society is either involved or a victim of it.

  4. Good to see at least the news of corrupt being challanged for the first time although the whole society is either involved or a victim of it.

  5. Authorities should also fine Toyota Indus Motors for facilitating fake transactions and also the Bank used by culprit as it failed to carry out compliance on its customer. Booking of 100 cars in single name should had raised eyebrows.

  6. I appreciated effort of FBP along Government of Pakistan Specially Imran Khan to doing best things ,such cause of action toward making correction and put the things in right direction is appreciable. That is main cause about selection of IK.

    Every member of society should opposed to corruption and must resist /take stand against of it.

    In addition to above, i request to IK/Government of Pakistan, please prob against Ghost employee Specially Sindh Region.

    Corruption has eaten entire system of education,hospital,Food regularity, Jobs in Government Department and so on….

    please Dear president & His well experience team ,take positive and favorable action against all of above diseases for better future & better national of country.

    Now everyone who is oppressed by corruption must resist it. He cannot eradicate this deep-rooted malaise without public support and their active participation.

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