Wives of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif, ex-PM Imran Khan richer than husbands
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif(right) and former Prime Minister Imran Khan(left)

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wives have financial assets worth more than their husbands, the media reported on Thursday.

According to a statement of assets filed for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Nusrat Shehbaz, the first wife of the prime minister, is richer than her husband and owns wealth worth Rs 230.29 million.

The prime minister’s wife also owns nine agricultural properties and one house each in Lahore and Hazara divisions.

Apart from the assets, Shehbaz Sharif’s wife has significant investments in various sectors, but does not own a vehicle, the Dawn newspaper reported.

The prime minister however has wealth worth Rs 104.21 million with a liability of Rs 141.78 million.

His assets include 495 kanals of agricultural land in Lahore and Sheikhupura, two houses — one in Murree and the other in Lahore — while his residence in London is worth around Rs 137.43 million.

He has investments in Pakistan, possesses two vehicles, and has been maintaining around Rs 20 million in bank accounts for several years.

Tehmina Durrani, the prime minister’s second wife, has assets hovering around Rs 5.76 million for several years. She possesses the same car for the last couple of years, said the report filed with the ECP.

Former prime minister Imran Khan owns four goats worth Rs 200,000.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief also possesses six properties, the most prominent of which is his 300-kanal villa in Banigala, as well as inherited properties, including a house in Lahore’s Zaman Park, around 600 acres of farmland, apart from non-agricultural land.

The cricketer-turned-politician neither owns a vehicle nor property outside Pakistan, does not have any investment, and has more than Rs 60 million in bank accounts, apart from USD 329,196 and 518 pound sterlings in Pakistani foreign currency accounts.

His wife Bushra Bibi’s net worth is Rs 142.11 million.

The former prime minister’s third wife also owns four properties, including a house in Banigala, as well as a vehicle.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is among the declared billionaires, having a total wealth worth Rs 1.6 billion.

The bulk of his wealth, however, remains outside the country in the UAE.

Bhutto-Zardari has more assets in the UAE than in Pakistan and his 25 properties and other assets in Dubai are worth Rs 1.44 billion.

The PPP chairperson has 19 agriculture and non-agriculture properties, Rs 122.14 million cash in hand or banks, and arms valued at Rs 3 million in the country.

His father Asif Ali Zardari seems to have trimmed his wealth holdings and has off-loaded his Dubai property, as it was not mentioned in the statement.

Asif Ali Zardari’s wealth increased by around Rs 40 million to Rs 714.23 million in 2019-20 compared to the previous year.

He owns thousands of acres of agricultural land, 20 horses, hundreds of camels, cows and buffaloes as well as other valuables in the country. He possesses arms worth Rs 16.6 million.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has 13 properties in the country valued at Rs 98 million.

Sanaullah also owns a vehicle worth Rs 7.5 million and has around Rs 16 million cash in hand or in banks. His wife owns 100 tolas of gold.

Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his wife own two houses in Islamabad and 40 tolas of gold.

He gifted his shares in Air Blue airline worth Rs 60 million to his son.

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