AF Ferguson & Co, a Pakistani chartered accountant firm, said there was no conflict in the income tax returns of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, adding that tax returns were according to the law.
It said that in 2011, the name of Maryam Nawaz was correctly listed in the column prescribed for plots mentioning. The name of Maryam in the tax return was not declared in the column of dependent children. It added that due to non-availability of the column for independent children, her name was written in column 12.
According to a private TV channel, Sharif family had sought an opinion from AF Ferguson & Co in connection with the petition filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
In this regard, AF Ferguson & Co said at the time of plot purchasing, Maryam herself was a taxpayer. She had paid the amount from her bank resources for buying the plot.
It said in 2012-13 tax returns, she had declared the plot on her name. It added that in 2015, the FBR had made amendment in the tax returns.