ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday shared information of the assets of prominent politicians including former president Asif Zardari, Imran Khan and Maryum Nawaz.
The ECP said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari owns assets worth more than Rs758,669,073,.
The former president has declared income from agriculture and business as his primary means of earning in the documents submitted to ECP.
The documents further said that former president has owned 349 acres of agricultural land, with 7,399 acres of farmland obtained on lease.
In 2017, the politician earned Rs 134,016,650 from his agricultural business. His earnings from other business last year summed up to Rs 97,51,400, while he paid Rs 26,32,490 in taxes.
Zardari’s agricultural income amounted to Rs114,085,000 in 2016, whereas his income from other businesses summed up to Rs82,45,900. He paid Rs21,05,565 in taxes in the same year.
Similarly the ECP also issued the assets of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan Imran Khan worth of Rs3.8 million
Imran is also the owner of 168 acres of agricultural land, according to the documents.
According to the PTI chief’s travel records, Imran only travelled to the United Kingdom in 2018. The three-day trip cost Rs240,000, according to the documents.
Imran does not own any businesses in Pakistan or abroad. However, he owns 14 properties across Pakistan. The PTI chief’s documents state that he does not own any properties abroad.
Imran’s wife, Bushra Bibi, and his two sons with Jemima Khan , Qasim and Sulaiman have been listed as his dependents. The documents state that Bushra Bibi’s assets have not been included as their marriage took place in 2018. Similarly, Imran’s sons have been shown as “not financially dependent”.
Similarly the ECP also issued the assets of Maryum Nawaz worth of Rs. 845 million
The ECP added that she has spent about Rs6.4million on foreign trips in the last three years. Maryam is the owner of 1,506 kanals of irrigation land. The agricultural land owned by her increased by 548 kanals in the last three years.
Furthermore, Maryam invested Rs3.4 million in her family’s flour mills and gave a loan worth Rs7 million to Soft Energy Private Limited. Her brother, Hasan Nawaz, who resides outside Pakistan, has given her a loan of Rs20 million.