ECP: Noor Alam wealthiest, Dasti poorest MP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday released the document (official gazette) containing statement of assets and liabilities of the legislators illustrating PPP’s Noor Alam Khan as richest Parliamentarian with assets of Rs32 billion.

Another ex-MNA Jamshed Dasti is the poorest who has totally been relying on his salary. Yet another former MNA and minister of the same party, Arbab Alamgir possesses assets worth Rs2 billion along with an apartment in Dubai valuing Rs40 million.

Former minister for railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour of Awami National Party (ANP) owns assets worth Rs39.4 million, whereas his party President Asfandyar Wali has assets worth Rs10 million that include 50-tola gold.

JUI-F chief Maualna Fazlur Rehman has assets worth over Rs5.5 million and a bank account of Rs1.6 million. Ex-minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has assets worth Rs30 million and Mehboobullah Jan owns assets of more than Rs4.5 billion.

Former deputy speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi has agricultural land worth Rs80 million and a bank account of Rs400,000. PML-N leader Amir Muqam has a fleet of as many as 17 cars and assets worth Rs160 million. Another PML-N stalwart Shahid Khakan Abbasi has declared shares worth Rs1.8 billion in Airblue, a private airline.

Likewise, former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has assets amounting to Rs72 million. He owns two cars valued at Rs1.8 million, while his wife has 10 tolas of gold.

Former opposition leader in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has a house in Faizabad, a farm house in Chakkri and nine residential apartments in Rawalpindi. He also has Rs8.3 million in his bank account.

Former deputy prime minister Pervaiz Elhai has Rs64.1 million in his bank account, wealth worth Rs8.9 million and investments of Rs30.49 million. Khawaja Asif of PML-N has assets of over Rs130 million, five cars and two bank accounts of his wife and daughter in the US.

Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s son Hamza owns assets of Rs220million while Khawaja Saad Rafique of PML-N has assets worth Rs100 million. He has to return a loan of Rs40 million to his cousin.

Ali Musa Gilani has assets worth Rs75.2 million while his elder brother Abdul Qadir Gilani possesses assets more than Rs180 million and a bulletproof vehicle.

PPP leader Faryal Talpur owns assets of more than Rs130 million while Makhdoom Amin Fahim possesses massive property in Pakistan and abroad. Former speaker of the National Assembly Fehmida Mirza has assets of over Rs80 million and an apartment worth Rs15 million in Dubai.

The Election Commission also released details of the political parties’ fortunes, according to which PML-N is the richest party with Rs80 million assets while PML-Q is the second richest party with assets of Rs50.14 million. ANP is third with assets of Rs27.3 million.

PPPP, which ruled Pakistan for five years and was the largest party as per the 2008 general election results, owns meagre assets of Rs435,000, while PTI has assets of Rs9.46 million.

MQM has assets worth Rs19.7 million, JI owns Rs1.85 million and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) possesses assets valuing Rs1.37 million.