Asset details of PM Imran’s special assistants, advisers made public

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Published: 01:18 PM, 19 Jul, 2020
Asset details of PM Imran’s special assistants, advisers made public
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The assets and liabilities of the advisers and special assistants in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s federal cabinet have been made public with Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz announcing that asset details and other nationalities of all the special assistants and advisers were now available for public viewing.

According to the numbers present on the Cabinet Division’s website, there are three billionaires in the prime minister’s cabinet. The move was taken on the orders of PM Imran Khan.

The three billionaires are Adviser on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Babar and Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari.

The asset declaration forms include how much property the special assistant or advisers own both within and outside Pakistan, the vehicles they own, the money in their bank accounts and their investments.


Dr Abdul Razzak Dawood

Dr Abdul Razzak Dawood is the Adviser on Commerce and Investment with the status of Federal Minister.

He owns Rs30.45 million in agricultural lands, has a non-agricultural land worth Rs41.51 million in his name and one worth Rs74.21 million in his wife's name. He has declared business capital worth Rs35,533. Dawood owns shares worth Rs521.30 million, whereas his wife owns stock worth Rs51.85 million. He has invested Rs29.38 million in Defence Savings Certificate and Rs275 million in mutual funds. His wife also owns mutual funds worth Rs131.1 million.

The adviser has Rs315.86 million cash in hand and Rs28.42 million cash at bank, while his wife has Rs117.59 million in hand and Rs4.5 million at bank, the documents showed. The adviser's wife also owns jewellery worth Rs5.20 million.


Nadeem Babar

Nadeem Babar is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Division with the status of Minister of State. He owns assets worth Rs2.184 billion, including multiple properties in Pakistan as well as foreign destinations. Babar has stakes in over two dozen companies in companies based out of Pakistan.


Zulfi Bukhari

Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari is the Special Assistant to the PM on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. He has four properties in Pakistan, all gifted or inherited. His properties in the United Kingdom (a flat and furniture) are worth £5.28 million. He has various business interests outside Pakistan.

He has one vehicle (a Toyota Land Cruiser 2012) in Pakistan worth Rs200,000,000. He also has four luxury vehicles in the UK, worth more than £578,000. Bukhari himself possesses gold worth £500,000 and his wife has £150,000.

Bukhari and his wife have Rs2.4 million in Pakistani bank accounts and £1.7million in foreign bank accounts. Bukhari's wife has jewellery worth 500,000 pounds, while he has accumulated shares in five foreign companies. His cash in hand is Rs1 million and £2,000.


Sania Nishtar

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Sania Nishtar does not have a dual nationality, according to the documents.

Nishtar, along with her husband, have a total bank balance of Rs14.8 million. The only car, a Honda Civic (2014) is in the name of Nishtar's husband.

Nishtar owns jewelry worth Rs500,000 and has inherited property of 9.6 marlas in Peshawar.


Usman Dar

Muhammad Usman Dar is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs. He has cash in hand and at bank worth Rs35.06 million, his investment in shares is worth Rs20.17 million, and his business capital stands at Rs6.68 million.

Asim Saleem Bajwa

Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa is Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, in an honorary capacity. His immovable property is worth Rs151.433 million — two in Islamabad, two in Karachi, two in Lahore and one each in Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur.

Shares worth Rs3,100,000 have been bought in his wife's name. The documents have listed one car, the Toyota ZX 2016, worth Rs3 million. Two bank accounts in Islamabad have Rs291,000 and Rs1,239, respectively. Bajwa also has a foreign currency account in Rawalpindi containing $4,149.

Tania Aidrus

Tania Aidrus is Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan. Aidrus has four immovable properties held outside Pakistan — two in the US and one each in the UK and Singapore — which when converted to Pakistani rupees, have a total value of Rs452.69 million. The properties in Singapore and US are under mortgage.

The premier's aide has no property in Pakistan. She has an investment in a venture capital worth Rs12.51 million and has declared remittances from foreign account to Pakistan worth $95,790.

Aidrus has a bank balance in various accounts both in Pakistan and abroad worth Rs34.39 million, whereas her husband has cash in bank worth Rs9.29 million in foreign accounts. She owns a car, Toyota Fortuner, and jewellery worth Rs5 million, the documents revealed.

Moeed Yusuf

Dr Moeed Yusuf is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning with the status of Minister of State. Documents showed that Dr Yusuf has total assets worth Rs113.76 million.

He has land worth Rs25.6 million and stocks worth more than Rs600,000. Dr Yusuf owns two cars, an Audi A3 worth Rs4.22 million and a Morris Car which was gifted, bringing the total valuation of the vehicles to Rs8.54 million. He has Rs1.03 million cash in hand and Rs73.26 million at the bank.

Shahbaz Gill

Shahbaz Gill is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication.

Gill's, along with his family's cash in hand, totals Rs3.76 million. He has more than Rs2.6 million in local banks, while he has a bank balance of more than Rs31 million in JP Morgan Chase in the US, while a joint family account in the Busey Bank has Rs1.6 million.

The SAPM has two cars (a BMW and a Camry) worth more than Rs6.5 million. Gill, along with his family, owns gold worth Rs5.5 million. The special assistant has two properties in Pakistan, both in Islamabad, worth more than Rs33 million. Outside Pakistan, he owns a single property in the US, which is on mortgage, worth Rs13 million.

Dr Zafar Mirza

Dr Zafar Mirza is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination with the status of Minister of State. Mirza owns assets worth Rs50.7 million, including a house worth Rs20 million and two plots worth Rs30 million. His wife has jewellery of approximately Rs2 million and the family owns furniture worth approximately Rs2 million. His cash at bank accounts exceeds Rs1.3 million.

Mirza Shahzad Akbar

Mirza Shahzad Akbar is the Special Assistant to the PM on Accountability and Interior with the status of Minister of State. The accountability tsar, along with his spouse, has properties in Pakistan worth Rs19.8 million. Mirza possesses two cars, totalling Rs18.2 million. His cash in banks and in hand total about Rs27 million. His wife, owns a combined total of Rs7 million.

Mohammad Shehzad Arbab

Mohammad Shehzad Arbab is the Special Assistant to the PM on Establishment with the status of Federal Minister. Arbab owns assets worth Rs100 million, including houses, plots, and shops. His wife's investments amount to Rs20 million. The SAPM has a total of Rs6.6 million in cash (in hand and in banks). His house has furniture worth Rs250,000.

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind is the Special Assistant to the PM on activities pertaining to Ministries of Water Resources, Power and Petroleum in Balochistan. Rind, along with his family, owns assets, including agricultural land, worth over Rs24 million. He owns two vehicles worth a combined Rs10.8 million.

He owns jewellery worth Rs6 million and has cash over Rs216 million. His foreign deposits are upwards of Rs202 million. He also has Rs37.9 million worth of furniture and other personal effects. His family own property totalling Rs229 million in Pakistan. Whereas their property abroad is upwards of Rs75 million.

Nadeem Afzal Gondal

Nadeem Afzal Gondal is the Special Assistant to the PM on Parliamentary Coordination. Gondal owns land worth more than Rs7.8 million and residential property worth over Rs9.4 million. His business capital is Rs2.5 million. His assets remitted from abroad are Rs3.2 million.

His two vehicles are worth Rs3 million, while his cash is Rs1.3 million. He owns gifts worth Rs3.8 million, and furniture worth Rs500,000. His other assets amount to Rs12.18 million.

Shahzad Syed Qasim

Shahzad Qasim is the Special Assistant to the PM on Power Division & Coordination of Marketing and Development of Mineral Resources with the status of Minister of State.

Qasim owns assets in two foreign destinations other than Pakistan. In Dubai, he has three houses worth more than 20.6 million dirhams while he has 1.8 million dirhams in bank accounts. Furthermore, he has two luxury cars in the UAE worth 355,000 dirhams, while one with a valuation of $45,000.

In the US, the special assistant has property worth $865,000 while he has $2.1 million in various bank accounts and retirement funds. In Pakistan, PM's aide owns four plots worth Rs9.7 million, invested over Rs120 million and has Rs46.4 million in multiple bank accounts.


Ali Nawaz Awan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs. Awan owns property in Pakistan worth Rs39 million. He has no properties abroad. His business capital amounts to Rs5.69 million. He has three cars worth Rs3.5 million, while his wife owns a Rs800,000 vehicle. He has about Rs2.4 million in cash (in hand and in banks) and possesses furniture worth Rs441,600.

Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh

Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh who is the Adviser on Finance and Revenue with the status of Federal Minister, has agricultural land worth Rs20 million and his wife has a house in Dubai worth Rs130 million. He has transferred $36,000 (roughly Rs6 million) from a foreign account to a bank account here in Pakistan.

Dr Shaikh has a total bank balance of Rs135 million in both Pakistani and foreign accounts. According to the documents, he has a Mercedes E-Class worth Rs5 million.

Dr Ishrat Hussain

Dr Ishrat Hussain is the Adviser on Institutional Reforms and Austerity with the status of Federal Minister. Dr Hussain owns a residence worth Rs45 million and a plot worth Rs11 million in the name of his wife, both in Karachi. He also owns three properties in the US worth $800,000, $625,000 and $715,000.

He has stocks worth Rs32 million and has invested in national saving schemes worth Rs8 million. The special adviser has a 2019 Toyota Corolla worth Rs2.3 million and gold and diamond jewelry worth Rs29.7 million. His cash at bank in Pakistan totals Rs3.2 million and abroad totals $348,000.


Malik Amin Aslam Khan

Malik Amin Aslam Khan is Adviser on Climate Change, with the status of Federal Minister. He owns 14 immovable assets — land which was either gifted or inherited and one, for which instalments are underway. The same goes for his children who own seven properties, inherited or gifted. His wife owns two, one which was inherited and one which is valued at Rs1.07 million.

The adviser has a bank balance of Rs5.58 million in Pakistan, and 27,011 pounds and $1,310 dollars in foreign banks. His wife has Rs9.15 million in her local bank account, the documents showed. Khan owns two vehicles — Toyota Prado (2005) worth Rs2 million and Toyota Harrier (2010) worth Rs4.5 million. His wife owns a Toyota Corolla (2018) worth Rs2.7 million.

Babar Awan

Zaheer-ud-din Babar Awan is the Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs with the status of Federal Minister. According to the documents, Awan holds agricultural/open land worth Rs45.42 million, and one inherited worth Rs600,000. He also owns non-agricultural land Rs112.08 million. The adviser also declared a property in Spain worth Rs11 million.

He owns six vehicles worth Rs16.8 million, has invested Rs4.7 million in his business, owns jewelry worth Rs2 million and furniture worth Rs2 million. The documents also showed that the adviser has a golf club membership worth Rs300,000 and agricultural equipment of Rs1.8 million.