Chief ministers’ assets: Hoti ‘poorest’, Raisani ‘richest’

Published: March 21, 2012

Sindh chief minister declares properties at low prices.

ISLAMABAD: 

Of the chief ministers of three smaller provinces whose asset details for 2011-12 were made public on Tuesday, Amir Haider Khan Hoti of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the ‘poorest’ while his counterpart from Balochistan is the ‘richest.’

K-P chief

Hoti, who comes from a family of ‘nawabs,’ posses few assets in his own name – the few that he did mention in the annual statement submitted to the election commission for last year, are in the name of his spouse.  The K-P chief minister had declared that he has Rs300,000 cash-in-hand while his three bank accounts had Rs3,000, Rs2,000 and Rs2,000 in balance respectively. Furniture and articles under his personal use are valued at Rs300,000 while he, nor his wife, own any car for their personal use.

He declared that his wife owns 148 kanals of land in Mardan valued at Rs10.9 million, a 24% share in a business in Dubai valued at Rs3.3 million, shares in two CNG businesses in Pakistan valued at Rs6.4 and Rs5 million each, and 20 tolas of jewellery.

Sindh chief

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah declared various properties in his name, but declared total worth of his assets, including all properties, at Rs15.25 million.

The Sindh chief does not own any car in his name but his daughter owns a Honda city valued at Rs1.5 million. He owns jewellery worth Rs200,000 while he has Rs2.6 million cash-in-hand.

He has a total of Rs13.6 million balance in four bank accounts and is using furniture and other items of personal use worth Rs550,000.

Balochistan chief

Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani declared that the total worth of his assets was Rs227.79 million.

He owns a mining company worth Rs6.5 million, a security company worth Rs10 million, two Land Cruisers valued at Rs1 and Rs3.2 million, a Hummer H2 gifted by a friend from UAE valued at Rs18 million, and a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle worth Rs3.2 million. His spouse owns gold weighing 120 grams while he has around Rs11 million in bank accounts and cash-in-hand.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (31)

  • Ghalib
    Mar 21, 2012 - 10:33AM

    what about Punjab CM?

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  • Imran
    Mar 21, 2012 - 10:57AM

    Hahah when people mention about the punjab chief raisiani will be amazed

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 10:59AM

    @Ghalib:
    Khadim-e-Aala will decalre himself as the poorest, you’ll see?

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  • Umer
    Mar 21, 2012 - 10:59AM

    Someone should offer to buy their assets at 15% premium versus the declared value. Should be a good deal for them. I would have but unfortunately I actually have only 1.2 million in cash with me :(

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  • FJ
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:04AM

    Our Poor CMs!!! May be we should give Zakat and Sadaqas to them.

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  • Moderate Pakistani
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:10AM

    I offer all the CMs to buy all their belongings at twice the declared price and make these poor people rich! Would they go for it????

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  • haroon ali
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:19AM

    Punjab CM is a poor trillionaire. Did not even bother to declare anything.

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  • Jade
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:36AM

    Four years of “easyload” and the KP Chief minister has such low assets. He needs to switch over to some other network.

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  • Huma Bakhtawar
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:38AM

    I would love to buy the Land Cruisers from the Balochistan CM. I would an additional 500,000 rupees on each of them, and still get away with a steal.

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  • Mwaqar
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:49AM

    ”The Express Tribune”, Please let us know about Punjab’s chief minister too.

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  • Truth Teller
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:51AM

    These CMs should be ashamed of themselves!

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  • HA-Sheikh
    Mar 21, 2012 - 11:54AM

    Seems so strange as Mr. Shahbaz Sharif is not even on the radar.

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  • M.Y.
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:21PM

    this’s hypocrite country.
    what you see is not what you get.
    applies to all, public through to rulers.

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  • Asad
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:23PM

    Bamboo Raisani owns a Harely Davidson bike, Some thing rememarkable

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  • Mykhan
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:25PM

    //Hoti, who comes from a family of ‘nawabs,’ posses few assets in his own name//

    A little correction needed. He is not from the family of Nawabs. Although he is a Hoti but not all the Hoti’s are Nawabs. Among the Nawab family are Khawaja Muhammad Khan Hoti (Now in PTI), Akbar Khan Hoti (current IGP of KP) etc

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  • Jawad Iqbal Jawad
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:34PM

    ……………………..then who is responsible for deprivations, misery, poverty, exploitation, ignorance and pessimism in Baluchistan???????????

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  • Concerned
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Baluchistan CM may be hiding things but still he has declared something we can believe to a certain level. Punjab CM is definitely the poorest of all, i think he lives in a rented house own by his brother who himself is now relying on his kids money and does not have anything in his own name.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:45PM

    To know how rich our leaders are it is necessary to see how poor our people are.

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  • Umer
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:46PM

    KP Chief Minister has less in bank accounts than my Pathan driver! Also,
    none of these guys then apparently have any foreign properties/bank accounts as well. Serious contenders to Imran Khan’s claim of having all assets in Pakistan.

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  • Salman Orangiwala
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:48PM

    Atleast they declared their assets . If they do , loosers will obejct , if they donot again you have objection on that .BTW when will Imran declare how he befitted with the prized “plots” in Punjab and how come his trivia “raffle” winning money could buy a luxurious villa in Islamabad ?????

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  • PARDESI
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:49PM

    Chief minister of Baluchistan is the honest person listing out every thing he owns. Well done

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  • isloo
    Mar 21, 2012 - 12:50PM

    They should be given some relief from Benzair Income Support Programme, it does not seems good that leaders are without wealth and cars :P

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  • Yusafzai
    Mar 21, 2012 - 1:00PM

    hoti declared himself the poorest among the chief ministerz if thts the case thn where is the money of EASY LOAD…???

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 1:10PM

    Everybody looting with both hands

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  • Naumann Malik
    Mar 21, 2012 - 1:14PM

    All corrupt pathetic rulers, at the behest of that Busharraf. Ask Hoti the G Wagon that he drives (G55 AMG), is it his or borrowed from national treasure??? Fake looters & plunderers…they should all be hanged to death

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  • citiman
    Mar 21, 2012 - 1:18PM

    i dont think such news should take place of HEAD LINES……we all know about our great rulers.

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  • Bilal
    Mar 21, 2012 - 3:22PM

    Hahaha Epic: Honda City valued at Rs1.5 Million and Land Cruiser valued at Rs1 Million! Just how stupid do they think we are? Poor KP chief only Rs.2000 in Banks. I feel so bad for him that I want to transfer some funds into his accounts as well! Trinube should have published this news in the Comedy section! #Hilarious

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  • mussarat ahmedzeb(swat)
    Mar 21, 2012 - 4:12PM

    Poor CM,s of a rich country.

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 6:08PM

    No wonder Imran Khan stresses so much on declaration of “TRUE Assets”.

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  • A. Khan
    Mar 21, 2012 - 8:01PM

    This is a joke and I am not laughing.

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  • Sam
    Mar 21, 2012 - 8:30PM

    I wish I had a friend in the UAE who’d “gift” me with a Hummer. Sadly, no one has ever offered.

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