The Dubai Land Department has agreed to provide details of all Pakistanis that own property in Dubai, according to the Federal Board of Revenue Chairperson Shabbar Zaidi.
He said that a “productive” meeting was held in Dubai on October 9 and October 10 during which this issue was discussed. The details will be provided to Pakistan “instantly”, he wrote in a tweet on Friday.
On August 23, the FBR had asked the UAE for details of Pakistanis holding an Iqama (work permit). The tax authority wrote a letter to the UAE finance ministry which seeks the bank account details of Pakistanis holding a UAE work permit.
The move is reportedly a reaction over suspicion that some people may have laundered funds to the country under the guise of a work permit.