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.’
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.
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.
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.