Jemima has hinted that the Bani Gala land deal was a benami transaction: Umar Cheema article

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan who announced to quit politics in case any ‘benami transaction’ (nameless transaction) was established against him is now caught in a dilemma as his ex-wife, Jemima Khan, has hinted that the land deal in Bani Gala, Islamabad in 2004, was a ‘benami transaction’.

Not only Imran had opposed such transactions, he has been fiercely advocating a ban on them and pledged last year to do so if PTI is voted to power.

But while Jemima has mentioned a benami transaction in a document, lawyers are divided on whether the power of attorney she gave to a PTI leader fits the definition of a “nameless” transaction. The PTI spokesman has denied this on behalf of the party chairman and Imran’s legal consultant offered no comment, but Jemima’s document obtained by The News offers detail contrary to the party position in this regard.

In the sworn-affidavit, Jemima Khan says Bani Gala land measuring 300 kanals and five marlas was transferred in her name by ex-husband Imran Khan as ‘benami transaction.’

In Para-3 of her general power of attorney dated September 21, 2004, Jemima Khan had stated: “The land was transferred in my name through mutations No. 7056, 7225, 7361, 7538, by my ex-husband Mr Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi as a “benami transaction.” After the separation/divorce between me and Mr Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi, I do not intend to keep the land with me.” In the entire affidavit, no amount of money regarding this transaction has been mentioned.

When The News contacted noted lawyer Abid Hasan Manto for comments, he said if something was put on record through a power of attorney, it should be taken as a fact. “When there is a power of attorney and signature of the person concerned, it is prima facie a fact.”

Another leading lawyer Athar Minallah says by declaring that it was ‘benami transaction’, Jemima Khan has denied Imran Khan’s claim reported in the media that he borrowed money from her for purchasing the land and returned it on selling his flat in London.

“She has put him in an awkward position by stating this. The usage of ‘benami transaction’ in power of attorney (a legal document), indicates that Imran Khan paid from his own pocket but chose to register the land in his wife’s name (and it didn’t appear in his tax return details where he could have been questioned about the source of money),” Athar said.

“Also, declaring ‘benami transaction’ means that she was transferring back the property to the real owner without claiming any money (since she was not the real owner),” the leading lawyer said and added: “Once transferred back in Imran Khan’s name, it is not benami. But it was when he transferred it in Jemima Khan’s name.”

Through this power of attorney, Jemima nominated Saifullah Sarwar Khan Niazi, now PTI’s additional secretary general, as her representative in Pakistan during the course of transferring back this land to Imran Khan. Since Jemima was unable to come to Pakistan, according to her affidavit, she had stated: “I do hereby appoint Mr. Saifullah Sarwar Khan Niazi son of Imran Ahsan Khan Niazi...to appear before the Revenue Office/Registrar and get the land transferred...”

As The News approached Saifullah Niazi for comments he neither denied nor confirmed, saying it was difficult to remember something that happened long ago. However, he confirmed that the full name appeared in the affidavit is his.

By mentioning ‘benami transaction’, the ex-wife of PTI leader has raised questions about Imran Khan’s claim that he never had any ‘benami transaction’ (nameless deal) in his dealings, private or public.

According to the definition, ‘benami’ is a transaction wherein a person buys a property in the name of another person or gratuitously transfers property to another person without any intention to benefit that other person.

In a ‘benami transaction’ the property is purchased not in the name of the real beneficiary, but someone who is his/her unofficial representative (benamidar). Many politicians and bureaucrats are understood to have purchased lands and kept accounts this way.

For example, Moonis Elahi’s bank accounts/property was in the name of his wife and a servant in the NICL scam so it does not appear in his personal details, as he has to show the source of income and how the assets were amassed.

Legal experts say benami transactions are resorted to by some people either to commit fraud on creditors, to evade taxes and thus defraud the state or to avoid certain political and social risks. It also provides an opportunity for putting black money into more productive use.

In the PTI context, why Jemima used this word remains a mystery. When PTI spokesman Shafqat Mahmood was asked about this document, he responded: “The purchase of land in Bani Gala was initially paid for by his wife Jemima Khan. Imran Khan paid her back after his London flat was sold. The property was in Jemima Khan’s name and after their divorce was gifted back to Imran Khan in 2005 by his ex wife.” “It was not a benami transaction and all relevant taxes were paid. Please contact Yusuf Islam Associates in Lahore who are Mr Khan’s tax advisors if you have further questions,” the PTI leader said. When Yusuf Islam was contacted, he said he was not allowed to disclose property details. Yusuf said the PTI spokesman had already taken up this query with him and that he refused to help.

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sherkhan314

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

Hai koi ISI wala jo aik bar phir is cheemay ko utha ley jaye aur durgat banaye?

clearly 1 time wasnt enough for him :P
 

ConcernedPaki

Minister (2k+ posts)
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بھلا ہو عمر چیمہ کا کہ ثناء بچہ اور نصرت جاوید کو اپنے پروگرام کیلئے موضوع مل گیا
:)
 

Theekra

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

Hahahaha Ab Khan sahib kia kahain gay? [hilar][hilar][hilar][hilar]
 

gorgias

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

کیا جمائما ”بے نامی“ کے بارے میں بھی جانتی ہے؟
کیا اپنی بیوی کے نام سے کوئی چیز خریدنا ”بے نامی “ ہوتا ہے؟
ذرا یہ جملہ ملاحظہ کیجیے۔

In the sworn-affidavit, Jemima Khan says Bani Gala land measuring 300 kanals and five marlas was transferred in her name by ex-husband Imran Khan as ‘benami transaction.

یعنی جمائما بے ”آن اوتھ“ کہ عمران نے میرے نام جو زمیں خریدی وہ ”بے نامی“ تھی۔یعنی میرے نام بے نامی زمیں خریدی۔
کچھ لوگ عمران اور جمائما کی طلاق کو پاکستانی طلاق کے زمرے میں لے رہے ہیں جہاں لڑائی جھگڑوں کے بعد ہی طلاق ہوتی ہے۔ حالانکہ ان کی طلاق باہمی رضامندی سے ہوئی تھی، اور آج بھی دونوں کے درمیان رابطہ ہے۔پتا نہیں اس غیر اہم ایشو کا کیوں اٹھایا جارہا ہے۔ اور عمران نے جب وہاں زمیں لی تھی، اس وقت وہ زمیں بہت سستی تھی ، یہ تو پرویز مشرف کے فارم ہاوس نے اس کی قیمت کو آسمان کی بلندیوں پر پہنچا دیا، اور بہت سے رپوٹرز اور اخبار نویسوں کا رزق لگ گیا۔

 

Shero

Banned
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

she submitted a English document using Urdu phrase ? right ...
 

MR_Khan

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

PAKISTANIS TRUST IMRAN KHAN in any condition or by any means NO MATTER WHO IS AGAINST HIM OR SAYING WHAT WHEATHER SHE IS JEMIMA OR OMAR CHEEMA OR ANY BODY ELSE.
 

bilal6516

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

khuch nahiin mil raha....kya huwa PMLN propaganda machine ko....porpaganda machine zang alood ho gai hai kya.

kuch mulk ko lootno walo ke baarey mein bhi likho. imrank khan ke khilaaf english aur australian media ne bahut try kia thaa ke koi scandal mil jaaye jab woh cricket khailta tha.. lakin kuch na mila.

kar lo jitna propaganda ab. ALLAH SWT ke karam se logo ko noora league aur ppp ki drama bazi samajh mein aa gai hai.

bhool jao ab ke tum ke log bewaqoof hain aur .

do you think people of pakistan are animals,stupid, you will make them fool again and again..not sir...

ALLAH SWT ke karam se . the end of noora league and ppp era.full stop
 
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Zulfi Khan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

I trust Imran Khan and follow him,and not any one else.The matter is very simple; the agents of
anti Imran Khan mission are spreading rumours against Imran Khan and nothing else.Imran Khan
is an honest and sincere leader in Pakistan.Reject the whole propaganda of braking dogs against
Imran Khan.Geo Islam! Geo Pakistan! Geo Imran Khan! Vote for PTI inshallah!
 

a.khawaja

Voter (50+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

[MENTION=21381]umair ahmed[/MENTION]

app kay is tahalka andez inkishaf kay bad mainay yeah faisla kia hai kay aglay election main mera vote ab Imran khan ko jay ga ;)
 

blueeyes123

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

Imran Khan had press conference and explained everything about his farmhouse. At the time media raised no question because they have no objection. Imran Khan is the only leader who did press conference and present everything before media about his assets. But still these mentally ill and rancorous (so called) journalist try to defame him. This idiot never raises the question on billions of property of sharifs in and out side the country. God save us such a yellow journalism. I request Pakistan agencies, please pick him again and this time don't leave him alive.
 
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sirimran

MPA (400+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

these rumours dont work anymore... people have understood this noora league, ppp , fazloo, anp, mqm
 

Iqbal'shahen

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

Yeh PMLN ky nokron ko aur kuch milta ni purany murday ukhartay rehty hain here is justification from jamaima




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malcolmx

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Wrong picture of Umar cheema. Mods please take notice.
 

Aliansari

MPA (400+ posts)
Re: IK and Jemima BENAMI TRANSACTION : Umar Cheema article . . .

[MENTION=15663]ayshairas[/MENTION] Yeh Umar Sarfaraz Cheema Writer nahien hai is Article ka..
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woh Doosra Umar Cheema hai journalist

yeh hai usko Pic

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