Jokes of the year: Assets and liabilities submitted by Pakistani MNAs to the Election Commission of Pakistan
PM worth only Rs 200,000; Its official No personal residence and vehicle
Maulana Fazlur Rehman carries only Rs 3000 in bank account
Tourism minister has no bank account
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani is among the poorest members of the National Assembly, as he owns only Rs. 200,000 worth of furniture, fittings and other articles of personal use with no moveable or immoveable property including personal residence and vehicle.
According to details of assets and liabilities submitted by him with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the premier does not have plot, apartment, commercial building or agriculture property both in and outside the country. He also has no business capital in and outside Pakistan.
Gilani declared that he brought no remittances from outside Pakistan including bank drafts, machinery and others. Interestingly, the Prime Minister has not made any kind of investment in the country. Except, Prime Minister’s official motorcade he does not have any personal motor vehicle.
Prime Minister Gilani in his assets details declared that 200 tolas of jewellery was gifted by his parents at the wedding but he did not mention if this jewellery was now owned by him or his spouse.
In his cash account, he declared he had earned Rs 8.5 million by sale of inherited property in Multan besides an amount of Rs 989,734 in his accounts but these were frozen by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in 2001.
Only assets, the premier owns at the moment is some furniture and articles of personal use that are approximately worth Rs 200,000. He has no liabilities or loans or mortgages, reveals the statement of assets submitted by Gilani on September 27, 2008.
Maulana: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman is also among the poor leaders of the country, as details of his declared assets show that he has no personal vehicle despite the fact that he uses a luxury land cruiser publicly.
Maulana has neither business capital in and outside Pakistan nor any investments in the country. He has declared that there is only Rs 3000 in his bank accounts one of which is account number 786 in Habib Bank.
JUI-F chief declared that he has one-fifth share in a family house in D.I Khan that is worth Rs 100,000 besides another residential house in D.I Khan valuing Rs 2 million. Maulana Fazlur Rehman declared that he also owns a 5-kanal plot that is only worth Rs 500,000.
The other assets declared by Fazl include 25 tolas jewellery, furniture and articles of personal use worth Rs 50,000.
Attaur Rehman: The assets declared by his younger brother Maulana Attaur Rehman, who is currently tourism minister, reveal that he owns one-fifth share in his inherited property amounting to only Rs 100,000. Like his elder brother, he also has no other moveable or immovable property or any business investments in and outside the country.
Attaur Rehman has declared that he has no bank account anywhere despite of the fact that he is not only member of the National Assembly but federal minister as well and draws salary. He also has no personal vehicle, but he has furniture and articles of his personal use of worth Rs 20,000 only. His wife owns 50 tolas of different kind of jewellery.
Dy Speaker: Faisal Karim Kundi, deputy Speaker of the National Assembly has declared that he owns only 23 kanals of agriculture land that is worth Rs 500,000, a cash account of Rs 528,000 and furniture and articles of personal use valuing Rs 100,000.
Kundi like many other his fellow parliamentarians has no other moveable and immovable property besides any business investments, personal vehicle, jewellery or any other asset of his own.
- Posted in: Islamabad