ECP issues list of ex-MNAs, MPAs assets

Published: March 28, 2013

Former MNA Noor Alam Khan declared richest MNA, while Jamshed Dasti declared the poorest member. PHOTO:FILE

The Election Commission of Pakistan issued the list of assets declared by the former Members of National and Provincial Assembly on Thursday, Express News reported.

Former MNA Noor Alam Khan of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was declared as the richest MNA with over Rs32 billion worth of assets and Rs10 million worth of gold.

PPP MNA Jamshed Dasti was declared as the poorest MNA, owning nothing other than his MNA salary.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has a house in Faizabad, a farmhouse and nine residential flats in Rawalpindi, along with 700 canal properties worth Rs40 million and bank balance of Rs8.3 million.

Former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf owns over Rs72 million worth of property and two cars of Rs1.8 million. He also revealed that his wife owns 0.4 million worth of gold and has yet to receive Rs8 million from his brother.

According to the list, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) president Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has a property worth of Rs8.9 million and has invested over Rs34.9 million. His bank account has over Rs64.1 million.

Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kuli owns land worth Rs0.8 million and has a bank account of Rs0.4 million, but does not own a car.

The list also includes the name of ex-PM Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son, former MNA Ali Musa Gilani, who has over Rs7.52 million worth of assets. His elder brother Abdul Qadir Gilani has assets worth of over Rs180 milion and two cars, out of which one is an imported bullet proof car. Qadir Gilani also possesses Rs30 million worth of gold and a bank balance of Rs2.2 million.

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is said to possess assets worth of over Rs13.3 million and Rs3 million worth of jewellery.

The list also mentioned the names of Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali Khan with Rs10 million worth of assets, politician Aftab Sherpao having Rs30 million worth of assets, JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman owning up to Rs5.5 million worth of assets and bank account of more than Rs1.6 million.

Party assets

PPPP: Rs435,000

PML-N: Rs80 million

PTI: Rs9.46 million

MQM: Rs19.7 million

ANP: Rs27.2 million

AML: Rs70,000

JI: Rs1.85 million

PML-Q: Rs50.14 million

Reader Comments (17)

  • Hamid
    Mar 28, 2013 - 4:44PM

    Thats just a fraction of what they actually have.

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  • Hamid
    Mar 28, 2013 - 4:47PM

    What about the foreign accounts where they have Billions of dollars???

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  • Saleem
    Mar 28, 2013 - 4:52PM

    Once someone decides to become a public figure then everything he/she owns or does becomes a public knowledge. There is lot of hue and cry from every corner about what ECP is trying to do. It may not be all perfect but it is an excellent start and everyone should credit ECP for their effort – especially those clueless who show up at TV channels at night and bad mouth ECP. Rather than criticizing ECP, if someone has a better idea to do things then say it.

    All these numbers point to greed that these politicians have to loot people of Pakistan. How can their kids, who don’t have any education or business, can amass so much wealth in such a short time. Let all the data that ECP is throwing out in public be on ECP’s website showing each person’s name. And let IT departments of universities help ECP how to show this information in a concise and quick way to public so that they can see beyond these politicians’ rhetoric.Recommend

  • Jibran
    Mar 28, 2013 - 5:20PM

    Ch. Nisar has 700 canals of land. Wow! And what is the source of his income?

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  • In the know...
    Mar 28, 2013 - 5:25PM

    Property values declared, legally, i might add, are based on LEASE amounts, in official documents, rather than the market value of these properties. Just this lacuna, in itself, reduces the value of assets by many magnititudes.Recommend

  • Imran
    Mar 28, 2013 - 5:55PM

    @Jibran: Ch. Nisar has 700 canals of land. Wow! And what is the source of his income?

    Land grabbing!

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  • Ikhan
    Mar 28, 2013 - 6:44PM

    Lol @ party assets of pti surely this figure is not true they claim to be funded by overseas pakistani someone should question how they organised jalsaa in lahore and also their extensive media campign.

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  • Fasi
    Mar 28, 2013 - 6:47PM

    I would like to buy their property for twice the amount that has been reported as its value.

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  • HRK
    Mar 28, 2013 - 7:15PM

    PPPP: Rs435,000

    What? Reading the details about the individuals above this doesn’t make any sense. Is that average assets per person or the sum total of all? Neither would make sense because of the low amount.

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  • sana
    Mar 28, 2013 - 7:28PM

    Some people do not know that donations for election campaign ARE NOT ASSETS.

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  • sensible
    Mar 28, 2013 - 7:59PM

    what about the assets of shareef family?

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  • Shugster
    Mar 28, 2013 - 8:09PM

    Can the politicians please not insult us by lying to our faces about the assets they hold

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  • Mohammad
    Mar 28, 2013 - 9:47PM

    Someone mentioned source of income. Awesome question. How are all of these doing huge jalsaas including PTI? I hope details are availbel to CBR as well. Any property discovered after this from all of these politicians must be considered illegal and property of the state. All this details must be sent to CBR for tax evaluation and collection. The property must be valued by CBR and open to public.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 28, 2013 - 11:23PM

    The idea is not to establish how rich they are, but how honest they are………………and 99% failed this test.

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  • FN
    Mar 29, 2013 - 12:07AM

    Democracy is indeed the best revenge.

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  • rashid khan
    Mar 29, 2013 - 2:27AM

    The list of assets gives the impression these politicians have spend more money and efforts in camouflaging their assets because the current details of their worldly goods..
    I hope the new nomination form has the right questions to draw out a clearer picture of the assets these politicians possess.
    THE CURRENT DETAILS ARE A JOKE ON THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN IN CONTEMPT OF THEIR IQ

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  • GhostRider
    Mar 29, 2013 - 8:54AM

    So PPP plundered its ow party funds as well…just 435,000…old habits die hard

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