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I'm a US citizen
who wants to move to Lahore Pakistan with my
wife and two children. One of my child is a 22 years
old mentally disabled. The other child is currently attending 9th grade here
in the US. What
are the rules and the regulations in taking a residency in Pakistan? How
much money can I take with me? Can I buy a house in Lahore? What
are the tax implications? How easy(difficult) in
getting my 9th grader into a American International school in Lahore?
Tariq Zahoor (USA) April 17th 1999.
Your question is a combination of
various aspects. You have mentioned that you are a USA citizen, one of your child is 22 years old and is mentally disabled. In this
regard, the rights and facilities which he has as an American citizen can
never be provided here in Pakistan, no doubt here there are centers for
special children but the treatment can never be the same as in US. Regarding
your other son, there should be no problem for him to get admission in AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Lahore. The rules and the regulations
involved in taking residency in Pakistan are very simple. First you have to
fill up the identity card application form and to meet the requirements
mentioned in the form which are quite simple. To meet conditions mentioned in
the form you don't have to even quit the USA citizenship as the Pakistani
government follows the dual citizenship treaty.
Your question regarding the amount of money you wish to take with yourself
involves certain ambiguities, like if you are interested in carrying on with
some particular profession or in the other case you want to start some
business. In any case for this purpose the income from foreign remittance is
exempt from tax as well as the property or shares acquired from it. PROVIDED
THE SAID REMITTANCES HAVE COME THROUGH PROPER BANKING CHANNELS.
citizen) was killed in Pakistan. Her
daughter remains in that country in an unknown location. The husband/father
(Pakistani citizen) lives in the U.S. How would
my friend's (living in the US) family
be able to apply for custody of the child n a Pakistani court. The child is a
female of approximately 18 months of age. Please advise!
In this case, there are several points involved:
1: The minor is a girl 18 months old that is an infant by law. Moreover, in
this case the mother is dead so the custody can be given to the father.
To resolve this issue :-
The father can file a case in the court in Pakistan within whose jurisdiction the baby is in ,if the
father is an American citizen. There is
father can file an application
for appointment as a guardian under the sec.7 of the guardians and wards act
(8 of 1890),and can be filed only in the district court within whose
jurisdiction the minor ordinary resides because no other court can do so.
In general the father is the natural guardian of the minor and has the
first right to the guardianship and custody of the minor, subject to the
conditions that son upto 6 years and daughter upto the puberty can be given
in the custody (Hizanat) of Mother as the legal
principle laid down is “Where the welfare of the Minor lies”.
This would be determined by the said court of Wards and Guardians
living in Dubai, I have a house in Lahore.
Presently it is vacant.I want to rent it out. How
can I find a suitable tenant? (Abdul
If you are interested in renting out the
house, first of all you need a tenant and for this you can contact a
reputable property dealer in Lahore. He will help to find out the tenant on the
commission basis. The normal procedure is like this :-
When the deal is done between you and the other party ,half of the
monthly rental agreed will be paid by you as commission to the property
dealer and other half the tenant.
The Landlord can advertise in a newspaper which would save him real estate
agent’s commission. It is advised that Rent Agreement be drafted by a
procedure should be adopted in making a rental deed?
Once a tenant is in hand, the most urgent thing to
do is to make a
lease agreement. The agreement will be for eleven months and will be signed
by two witnesses and an advocate. If the rent agreement exceeds the period
of more than 11 months, it should be registered with Rent controller having
jurisdiction over the said rented premises.
my house on rent but I am not happy with the current tenant. What should be
the grounds of ejectment of occupancy tenant? ( Irshad
Ahmed, Surrey England).
A tenant having a right of occupancy shall be
liable to be ejected
from his tenancy on any of the following grounds, namely.
1: That he has used the land ,comprised in the tenancy
for non-residential purposes.
2: That tenant has defaulted on payment of rent beyond 6 months.
3: That Landlord requires the said rented premises for his bona fide self-use
per Rented Premises Ordinance,1979 (Applicable to all respective provinces
with some amendments) .
4. The Landlord wishes to reconstruct the said
living in Karachi and
have been married to a girl by performing Niche orally. Is the Niche valid in
my case? (Name withheld)
Under Muslim law, Nikah
can be performed orally and such a nikah is not
invalid merely because it is not registered according to the provisions of
the Muslim family laws ordinance,1961. On the other
hand where a marriage is not registered, mere allegation of marriage in the
absence of very strong proof would not be sufficient for holding that the
marriage had been duly solemnized. ALL NIKAHS MUST BE REGISTERED BY THE REGISTERED
QAZI TO BE
COGNIZABLE BY THE COURTS.
the concept of guardian in Islamic law??
Guardianship or wilayat
is a right to control the movements and
actions of a person who owing to mental defects,is
unable to take care of himself and to manage his own affairs ,for example ,infant,an idiot,a lunatic.it extends to the custody of the person and the
power to deal with the property of the ward.
living in Cyprus for
last 10 years and Wanted to move back to Pakistan am also
interested to open a small business in Pakistan in Karachi a
internet cafe cause i am
in the business of
computers for last 18 years. I have found a lot
of information about my business but still lacking in some areas. I have some
question to ask from you:
Q1 what are the legal requirements to
open such kind of business and how much do i have
to pay to the government?
Q2 what are the rates of sales tax,
income tax and surcharges?
Q3 what incentives the government is
offering on taxes and loan matters?
Q4 is there any organization or
association working for small business?
Q5 what are the rates of insurance
for a full risk coverage for let say 3 years on an
investment of 25 lacks?
if you answer my questions. Zeeshan Durrani Cyprus.
1:Definition of resident
is if he is in Pakistan for a period of 182 days or more in any income
year; or he is in Pakistan for a period or for periods of 90 days in that
year and he has been, within the 4 years preceding that year, in Pakistan for a period of 365 days or more.
2:Yes; the income from outside Pakistan is assessable ON A PROPRIONTATE BASIS SUBJECT
TO PERIOD OF RESIDENCE IN PAKISTAN
3:Yes there is relief on the foreign
source income for a period of 5 years.
4:Yes the employees benefits are assessable, that is
utilities at the rate of 5%,and the house rent at the rate of 45%.
5: For the delayed interest there is a penalty at the rate of 24%.
1: Can a
open a $ account in Pakistan?
2: If you buy a house in Pakistan, do you
have to pay any taxes?
3: Are there annual property taxes
after you purchase a house?
4: Do you need a
immigration visa to live in Pakistan if you
were born in Pakistan and now
are a US
5: How much $ in cash can you bring
into Pakistan? And
what is the best way to transfer your US $ to
buy a house/car/household stuff?
Tariq Zahoor USA
1>yes, a US citizen can easily open a dollar account in Pakistan.
2>if you buy a house in Pakistan and you are living in it, that is it is self
occupied then the same will be exempt from tax.
3>now if you purchase the house, and you are living in it then it is
exempt, that is the minimum tax in case no other taxes are being paid In case
if you are not living in the purchased house and it is purchased with the foreign
currency earned from foreign country then under the provision of foreign remittances,
it will be exempt from tax for 5 years.
4>no, if you are by birth a Pakistani, you don't need at all any kind of
immigration visa ,whether you are a USA citizen, also the dual nationality rule
will be implemented here.
5>well, you can bring as much $ to Pakistan as you wish ,but you should adopt
the very safe measures to invest your money, it can be in the shape of saving
accounts or FEBC[foreign exchange bearer certificates].both of these are
exempt from tax. REMITTANCES THROUGH BANKING CHANNELS WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE.