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Meet the RICHEST politician in Pakistan!

December 26, 2013 14:54 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the country's richest parliamentarian with assets of over Rs 1.43 billion, according to data released by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The fortunes of the elected representatives in Pakistan range from billions of rupees to just a few lakhs.

Several legislators are industrialists who own sugar and textile mills, landlords and businessmen.

Sharif, as per the declarations, owns agriculture land worth Rs 1.43 billion. He has made investments of over Rs 13 million -- he has shares in six different mills -- and has Rs 126 million in seven bank accounts.

He also owns a Toyota Land Cruiser 2010 as well as the 1973 and 1991 models of Mercedes Benz. The premier also owns a 1991 model tractor.

The prime minister has also given details of the jewellery of his spouse and its value has been pegged at Rs 1.5 million.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was relatively poorer this year as his net assets slightly decreased by Rs 500,000 as compared to the previous fiscal year.

His net assets amounted to Rs 29.6 million this year. Of the 14 different properties he owned in Pakistan, he inherited eight while two were gifted, according to his declaration.

Khan also owned a Toyota Prado whose estimated value is Rs 5 million. He also has cash worth Rs 13.6 million in a bank account.

Independent Member of National Assembly Jamshed Dasti was declared the 'poorest' MNA last year, declaring nothing save his MNA salary. This year, he 'owned nothing'.

He did not fill his asset-declaration form and only informed the ECP of a cash-less account in Allied Bank.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Parvez Khattak has declared ownership of real estate priced at Rs 221 million and a Toyota Corolla worth Rs 1.3 million.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's assets are valued at Rs 142.2 million and his wives attained more wealth than him, according to the declarations.

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik has declared agricultural land worth over Rs 280 million but claimed that he does not own any vehicle.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah valued his movable and immovable property at an implausible Rs 16.2 million. He also claimed that he does not own a car and uses his daughter's Honda City.

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