ECP reveals assets of electoral candidates, interim PM

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday shared information regarding the assets of prominent electoral candidates along with interim Prime Minister Nasir Ul Mulk, prior to the national assembly elections scheduled for July 25.

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz

As of June 30, 2017, Maryam had net assets worth Rs 845,953,559, which had increased by Rs44, 154,464 in the previous financial year alone.

Her agricultural land holdings have increased in each of the last three years and currently stand at 1,506 kanals, on which she earned an income of Rs11,587,268 and paid Rs1,703,590 as agricultural tax.

Further, she has millions of rupees worth of shares in multiple companies.

Moreover, the annexes accompanying her papers show that she had millions of rupees invested in multiple companies at the start of the ongoing financial year, totaling Rs18,931,000.

Maryam paid Rs1,491,000 in taxes during the financial year ending on June 30, 2016. However, her taxes for the next year dropped down to Rs41,961.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan
He owns assets worth more than Rs3.8 million. He earned Rs4,776,611 in 2017 and paid taxes worth Rs303,763.

Imran is also the owner of 168 acres of agricultural land. In 2018, Imran only travelled to the United Kingdom. The three-day trip costs Rs 2,40,000.
He owns 14 properties across Pakistan and none abroad.

Imran’s wife, Bushra Bibi, and his two sons with Jemima Khan – Qasim and Sulaiman – have been listed as his dependents.

Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) chief Asif Ali Zardari
He uses six bulletproof luxury vehicles. He has a United Arab Emirates Iqama (visa) and owns over a dozen properties in Pakistan, besides his share in five properties inherited from his slain spouse Benazir Bhutto.

Zardari owns just a single property outside Pakistan – an open plot in the Al-Safa Second area of Dubai, purchased at some unspecified time for an amount equivalent to around Rs100 million.

The cost of the unspecified number of horses and cattle belonging to him has been put at Rs 9.9m and he possesses arms and ammunition worth Rs16.60m.
He holds Rs209m cash in hand, Rs89.76m deposited in the Silk Bank and Rs1,000 in the Sindh Bank’s Larkana Branch.

He has numerous agricultural properties Nawabshah, Larkana and Tando Allahyar and has two properties in Clifton.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari
He is a billionaire who owns about two dozen properties in and outside Pakistan as well as investments and bank accounts in Dubai and the United Kingdom.

He has around Rs50m cash in hand and his bank accounts hold merely Rs13.86m, including Rs1,000 in Sindh Bank’s Larkana branch. He does not own any vehicle.

He has two villas in Dubai, one gifted and the other inherited, possesses a UAE Iqama, and a house in Clifton, Karachi worth Rs 3 million.

He has 20 residential, commercial and agricultural properties across Pakistan, mostly inherited or gifted by parents, grandfather and others.

While he has Rs1.25m government bonds gifted by his mother, his shares in the Zardari Group and the Park Lane Estates are worth Rs1.11m and have been gifted by his father and grandfather.

Caretaker Prime Minister Nasir Ul Mulk
Mulk has Rs102.47 million in four bank accounts in the country, two vehicles worth Rs5.80 million and jewellery and furniture worth Rs9.60 million.

His properties in Islamabad include two one-kanal residential plots, a two-kanal residential plot in Bahria Enclave and two apartments worth Rs 79.76 million.

Besides this, he has several properties and shares in several properties and businesses, including a flour mill and a CNG station in Swat and Peshawar.

Malik’s wife is a Singapore national, who has shares in properties in Singapore and London worth $714,280 and 272,850-pound sterling, respectively.

She also has investments worth $722,590 and a mortgage of $380,363 against property.

Earlier, all the contesting leaders had filed their nomination papers with the ECP.