Pakistan Military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s relations and kin grew to become billionaires throughout his six-year tenure, making belongings amounting to Rs 12.7 billion, a Pakistani web site has claimed, prompting the federal government to order a probe on Monday into the “unlawful and unwarranted” leak of their tax data.
The FactFocus web site, which describes itself as a “Pakistan-based digital media information organisation engaged on data-based investigative information tales”, shared the alleged wealth statements of Gen Bajwa and his household from 2013 to 2021 on its web page.
In accordance with the report concerning the alleged tax data of Gen Bajwa’s household, the present market worth of the identified belongings and enterprise of the military chief, each inside and outdoors Pakistan, amounted to Rs 12.7 billion.
The report, launched days forward of Gen Bajwa’s scheduled retirement later this month, claimed that the belongings of Gen Bajwa’s spouse, Ayesha Amjad, went from zero in 2016 to Rs 2.2 billion (declared and identified) in six years.
It acknowledged the quantity didn’t embrace residential plots, business plots and homes given by the Military to her husband.
The report additionally alleged that the entire value of the declared belongings of Mahnoor Sabir (Gen Bajwa’s daughter-in-law) jumped from zero in final week of October 2018 to Rs 1,271 million on November 2, 2018, whereas the belongings of Mahnoor’s sister Hamna Naseer went from zero in 2016 to “billions” by 2017.
Moreover, the tax returns of Sabir Hameed — the Military chief’s son’s father-in-law — had been lower than 1,000,000 in 2013 however “within the coming years, he grew to become a billionaire”, the web site claimed.
On Monday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ordered a probe after the tax and wealth particulars of Gen Bajwa’s relations had been launched on-line by the web site.
In accordance with an announcement, Dar took discover of the “unlawful and unwarranted leakage of tax data of the relations of Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa”.
“That is clearly violative of the whole confidentiality of tax data that the Legislation gives,” he was quoted as saying within the assertion.
The minister mentioned that in view of “this severe lapse on the a part of to-date unknown functionaries the Finance minister” he directed Particular Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Income Tariq Mehmood Pasha to personally lead a direct investigation into the violation of tax legislation and breach Federal Bureau of Income information, affix duty and submit a report inside 24 hours.
To this point the Military has not commented on the Truth Focus report.
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