Pakistani politicians are among the richest people in the country. In the run-up to the General Elections 2018, they are legally bound to declare their assets before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure transparency when it comes to their financial matters.
The ECP has been scrutinizing the details of their assets during the past few days. For our readers, we have compiled this list that features some of the most prominent Pakistani politicians and how much wealth they have to their name to date.
Asif Ali Zardari
Former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari has declared his assets to be worth Rs 758,669,073 (758 million) before the ECP by submitting the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians’ (PPPP) Co-Chairman’s major source of income is agriculture; he owns 349 acres of agricultural land and 7,399 acres obtained on lease, having earned Rs 134,016,650 in 2017.
Other businesses accounted for Rs 97,51,400 in 2017. Zardari’s taxes were reported to be Rs 26,32,490. Zardari holds a UAE Iqama as well.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Bilawal has Rs 50 million in cash, Rs 13.86 million in banks, 20 properties in Pakistan including commercial, agricultural and residential, 2 villas in Dubai, Rs 1.25 million in government bonds, Rs 1.11 million worth shares, one investment in the UK, 22 in UAE, arms and ammunition amounting to Rs 3 million and the same for valuables and other daily usage items.
The PPP leader does not own any car and Bilawal house is valued at Rs 3 million.
Pakistan Muslim League N (PML N) leader, Maryam Nawaz’s assets for the year 2017 amounted to Rs 845,953,559 (845 million). Maryam owns 1,506 kanals of irrigation land, up from 958 kanals three years ago, and is a shareholder in multiple mills and industries including Hudaybia Paper Mills Limited, Hudabiya Engineering Co Private Limited, Muhammad Buksh Textile Mills Limited, Hamza Spinning Mills Limited and Chaudhry Sugar Mills Limited. She also has jewelry worth Rs 1.7 million, received 40 million as gifts, and has invested 3.4 million in flour mills. Nawaz Sharif’s daughter has received a loan of Rs 20 million from her brother Hasan Nawaz, while she has granted a loan of Rs 7 million to Soft Energy Private Limited.
Khan’s earnings in 2017 amounted to Rs 4,776,611 with sources of income being MNA’s salary, PCB pension, agricultural lands (168 acres) and bank profits.
The cricketer-turned-politician owns 14 properties in Pakistan as well. Khan has one Euro account, two Dollar accounts and one Pound account.