ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released the reports of the assets and liabilities of the National Assembly parliamentarians for the 2019-2020 financial year.
Surprisingly, Prime Minister Imran Khan ‘s properties experienced a fall of about 26% from the previous year. In FY 2018-19, he was the owner of Rs108 million, although his assets decreased to Rs80 million in the current fiscal year. As per the ECP, Premier Imran has four international accounts with total deposits of $331,230 and £518 in addition to owning Rs80 million. He has four goats worth Rs200,000 as well. In the form of a loan secured against its 80 channels of land in Ferozewala, his debt covers over Rs70 million.
The PM, however, has no business at home or abroad and also does not own any vehicle on its behalf. The ECP reported that PTI’s Noor Alam Khan is one of the wealthiest MNAs with assets worth Rs3.20 billion, while NA Shehbaz Sharif’s Opposition Leader holds assets worth Rs240 million, former President Asif Ali Zardari Rs670 million and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Rs1.58 billion. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former prime minister, has assets worth Rs60 million, while Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has Rs20 million.
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NA Speaker Asad Qaiser owns more than Rs80 million worth of assets and has liabilities exceeding Rs126 million. PTI Central Secretary General Amir Mehmood Kayani has properties worth Rs146.9 million, Rs54.86 million worth of Riaz Fatyana and Rs3.7 million worth of Ghulam Bharwana. Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan has assets worth Rs1.21 billion and liabilities worth Rs20 million. Minister of Defence Pervez Khattak holds Rs150 million worth of properties though he owes Rs25 million to his mother-in – law. Properties worth Rs630 million are owned by Federal Minister Faisal Vawda, international assets worth Rs510 million, 40-tola gold and a vehicle worth more than Rs10 million ECP.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi holds assets worth Rs240 million, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood Rs150 million, Federal Minister Hamad Azhar and his wife own assets worth Rs360 million and Rs280 million, Planning Minister Asad Umar Rs660 million and Communications Minister Murad Saeed Rs3.1 million , respectively, but his financial data show the importance of his personality.
Likewise, Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan owns assets worth Rs50 million, Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry owns assets worth Rs111.6 million, Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema owns assets worth Rs109.7 million, 100-tola jewellery, and a vehicle worth Rs45 million. Khusro Bakhtiar, the Federal Minister, controls 270 million properties, while his Range Rover car was declared a gift from his parents.
IT Minister Aminul Haque has assets worth more than Rs15 million and Minister of Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has assets worth Rs46.5 million. MNA Monis Elahi of PML-Q has assets worth Rs1 billion and holds 1,000 JDW Sugar Mills shares as well. His wife has Rs78.6 million worth of properties. MQM-Pakistan Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui holds properties in excess of Rs10 million, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Leader Nawabzada Zain Bugti owns 23,000 acres of Dera Bugti inherited land, 836 acres of Sanghar agricultural land, and a Rs10 million gas station.
Akhtar Mengal of BNP declared assets worth millions, including farm animals worth Rs3 million. Khawaja Saad Rafique of PML-N declared assets worth Rs120 million, loans amounting to Rs29.5 million, two vehicles with declared bank accounts costing Rs57 million and Rs52 million. Ayaz Sadiq’s PML-N has properties worth Rs60 million and two parcels in Gulberg, Lahore, with declared values of Rs30 million and Rs28 million. His wife, Ghazala Saad Rafique, has 40-tola gold. As-sets worth more than Rs30 million and 16-tola gold jewellery worth Rs1.2 million were announced by Marriyum Aurangzeb.