How rich are Pakistani MNAs?

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency report states that assets of MNAs have trebled.

Express September 14, 2010

A Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) report states that assets of parliamentarians have trebled within six years.

The Pildat report series titled 'How rich are Pakistani MNAs?' has analysed assets declared by MNAs through separate reports, and has used data contained in the Gazettes published by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

A comparative analysis of the assets declared by MNAs belonging to the 12th and the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan reveals that the average value of an MNA’s assets has increased three fold in six years from 2002-2003 to 2008-2009.

The report also indicates that an average MNA of the current (13th) National Assembly is twice as rich compared to his/her counterpart in the previous (12th) National Assembly.

The average value of an MNA’s assets in the 12th National Assembly was just below Rs 27 million in 2002-2003 which has increased to almost Rs 81 million in 2008-2009.

In terms of individual wealth, the 2008-2009 declarations reveal the following figures:

MNA Total Assets
Mr Mehboob Ullah Jan

(NA-23, Kohistan, KP, PPPP)
Rs 3.288 billion
Mr Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

(NA-50, Rawalpindi-I, Punjab, PML-N),
Rs 1.627 billion
Mr Jahangir Khan Tareen

(NA-195, R.Y.Khan-IV, Punjab, PML-F)
Rs 1.095 billion
Mr Saeed Ahmed Zafar

(NA-162, Nankana Sahib-II Old Sheikhupura-VII, Punjab, IND)
Rs 1.030 billion
Ms Nuzhat Sadiq

(NA-277, Punjab-V, PML-N)
Rs 912.81 million

The least wealthy MNAs in 2008-2009 are as follows:

MNA Total Assets
Mr Saeed Iqbal Chaudhary

(NA-81, Faisalabad-VII, Punjab, PPPP)
Rs 29 million
Mr Roshan Din Junejo
(NA-236, Sanghar-III, Sindh, PPPP)
Sheikh Rohale Asghar
(NA-124 Lahore-VII, Punjab, PML-N)
Mr Ghulam Farid Kathia
Minister of State for Education
Mr Ayaz Amir
(NA-60 Chakwal-I, Punjab, PML-N)

Pildat is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit indigenous research and training institution with the mission to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions in Pakistan.


Jawed Rajput | 10 years ago | Reply Would the richest MNAs accept specific government bonds for five years term to lend money to the State to contribute for easing up circular debt or covering the financial gap in the state enterprises like railway, PIA, steel mill? Or for the economic revival of the economy. Their response to come out of their commitment would be " its governess issue". While they are responsible for the mess they collectively have created.
Rizwan T Khan | 10 years ago | Reply Lets not curse these so called leaders (vultures) but curse ourselves (the citizens) who repeatedly bring these people back into power so they can rip us all again and they are not the culprit, its the general citizens who are. A meat eater will eat meat as its his nature. Lets not expect him to start eating vegetable, in same manner lets not expect anything good out of these so called leaders. If we want to bring change, then vote for a HUMAN BEING, not a vulture.
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