ISLAMABAD: According to a declaration of assets Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the richest lawmaker, with assets worth Rs 1.824 billion, while Jamshed Dasti is the poorest legislator in the sitting parliament.
According to details of declared assets which have been released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s assets include gifted and inherited lands, properties, factories, local and foreign currency accounts, jewellery and furniture valued in total at Rs.1.82 billion. A big part of the prime minister’s assets, estimated at Rs 1.43 billion, comes from the agriculture land, according to the statement of assets.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has declared assets valued at around Rs 30 million, with liabilities of Rs 12.825 million. Imran has declared plots, agriculture land, motorcars and bank accounts in his assets. He has Rs 10.28 million cash in one of his accounts. Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP) President Makhdoom Amin Fahim has not declared the total value of his assets. However, he has declared different properties in his name and that of his wife and children, in different parts of the country.
According to his statement of assets, he owns 306 acres of agriculture land in Hala, Sindh, five bungalows in Karachi Defence, a farmhouse in Rawal Town, Rawalpindi, and an apartment worth 2.2 million UAE dirhams in Dubai. In different bank accounts, he has declared Rs 2.96 million cash, motorcars having value of Rs 13.6 million, Rs 4.8 million worth of jewellery and Rs 3.8 million worth of furniture. JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman declared assets worth over Rs.8 million, with Rs 1.6 million in one of his bank accounts, jewellery worth Rs 0.9 million.
Fazl showed the value of two of his houses as Rs 4 million and one plot worth Rs 0.7 million. Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has assets worth Rs 41.8 million and opposition leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah has declared Rs 26.09 million worth of assets. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar’s assets stand at Rs 3.64 million. National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has assets worth Rs 172.03 million.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif possesses assets worth Rs 424.07 million, and is the richest chief minister. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has assets amounting to Rs 232.03 million, whereas Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik’s assets are valued at Rs 40.04 million. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has assets valued at Rs 16.02 million. MNA from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Khan Dasti has not declared anything in his assets, and his blank statement of assets shows he is a penniless parliamentarian. The election commission released details of assets of members of parliament for the year 2013-14 on its website.
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