Taj Afridi richest, Sirajul Haq poorest senator: ECP

Afridi’s local assets clock in at Rs1.22b while JI chief has 12-kanal inherited land, Rs361,000 business


Saqib Virk November 09, 2020
Taj Afridi (left) and Sirajul Haq. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released the assets details of senators for financial year 2019-20, whereby Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq is the poorest member while Senator Taj Afridi (independent) is the richest.

According to the statements published by the ECP on Monday, Senator Siraj has shown 12 kanals of inherited land and a business worth more than Rs361,000 in his yearly financial statement submitted to the ECP. He has Rs600,000 in his bank account.

Senator Taj Afridi’s statement stated that he is a billionaire with assets worth Rs1.22 billion. He also owns assets worth Rs167.1 million abroad.

The assets details revealed Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has assets worth Rs106.3 million. His property in Pakistan is worth Rs55 million and he owns only four vehicles.

Federal Minister Azam Swati owns assets worth Rs810.12 million, Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem Rs390.96 million, Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz Rs40.67 million and Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla Rs67.7 million.

Leader of the House in Senate Dr Shahzad Waseem owns assets worth Rs202.1 million. His wife's assets are worth Rs172.3 million.

Senator Faisal Javed owns assets worth Rs10 million. Senator Abdul Qayyum owns assets worth over Rs86.4 million. He also owns land and has bank accounts.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid neither has assets or any business in Pakistan nor abroad. His bank account has only Rs3.3 million.

Senator Raja Zafarul Haq has declared his property but not its value. There is only Rs50,000 in his bank account.

Senator Abdul Karim owns more than Rs200 million in assets and residential properties worth more than Rs30 million. He has land worth more than Rs30 million and business worth over Rs130 million.

Senator Rehman Malik has disclosed his overseas assets worth £ 1.3 million. His wife owns 50 tonnes of gold worth Rs2.7 million.

Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah has Rs30 million while Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar owns immovable property worth more than Rs120 million. He has invested Rs15 million in shares, owns vehicles worth more than Rs38.4 million and has over Rs23.4 million in his bank account.

Senator Raza Rabbani runs a Rs15.3 million business in Pakistan. He received property worth Rs6.2 million as a gift. He declared income tax of more than Rs1.555 million and has millions of rupees in his bank account.

Senator Salahuddin Tirmizi owns assets worth over Rs193.5 million. Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri owns assets worth about Rs6.3 million. He has Rs1,916 in one bank account and Rs2,094 in the other.

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