Properties in Pakistan were sold out to acquire London assets, Justice Isa's wife tells SC.


ISLAMABAD/LONDON -- Justice Qazi Faez Isa's wife, Zarina Carrera Khoso, on Thursday recorded her statement before the Supreme Court on how the judge's family was able to acquire properties in the British capital.

A day earlier, Justice Isa had told the court that his spouse wished to explain about her properties and its sources via a video link as her father is a cancer patient and she should be given an opportunity to speak on the matter.

A 10-member full-court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial resumed hearing on a set of petitions challenging a presidential reference filed against the SC judge for allegedly not disclosing his foreign properties in his wealth returns.

Giving details about the sources of funds, she said: "Properties in Karachi were sold out and two bank accounts - one in British pounds and the other in US dollars - were opened in a private bank to transfer the money.

'From 2003-2013, a total of APS700,000 was transferred through these two foreign accounts in the Standard Chartered Bank's Karachi branch,' she added.

Khoso clarified that she was a Spanish citizen and that she had used her passport to purchase the properties in London. She added that when her husband was a lawyer, she would get a five-year visa.

However, the Pakistani authorities...

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