Pak PM has 93 percent of his assets in US and Britain: Study

November 15th, 2007 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Nov 15 (ANI): Pakistan’s incumbent Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has 93 percent of his assets in the US and Britain, according to a study conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat).
The study, which was released on Wednesday, found that the average asset of a Member of National Assembly (MNA) has seen a growth of 45 per cent over last four years and now stands at 39 million rupees (0.6 million US dollars).
According to the analysis, 40 per cent of the MNAs or their families do not own a car and around 30 per cent do not even own a house.
While, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri is the richest of all the MNAs with Prime Minister Aziz coming second, PPPP member from Punjab Naheed Khan is one of the poorest MNAs for the past four years.
She was the poorest MNA during 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 with net liabilities of Rs7.6 million, Rs9.48 million and Rs11.36 million.
Maulana Noor Mohammad, MMA member from Quetta, was the poorest MNA after Naheed Khan.
Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf with its lone member Imran Khan in the National Assembly has the highest average asset per MNA , simply because Khan’s net asset is worth 82 million rupees.
Khan’s party is followed by PML-N with an average of Rs 61 million, PML-Q with Rs 56 million, PPPP with Rs 34 million, MMA with Rs16 million, MQM with Rs 4 million and Pakhtunkhawa Milli Awami Party with Rs 300,000 per MNA.
“The MNAs are setting a good example of transparency by declaring their assets,” The Dawn quoted the Pildat report as stating in the praise of the MNAs.
The report, which used the data from the “The Gazette of Pakistan”ed, also recommended that the country’s Election Commission should have the capability to analyse these asset declarations. (ANI)

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