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Govt Releases Asset Details of PM Imran’s Special Assistants, Advisers

Minister for Information Shibli Faraz Saturday night announced that asset details and other nationalities of all the special assistants and advisers to Prime Minister Imran Khan are now available for public viewing.

He said that the details have been shared on the Cabinet Division website as instructed by the prime minister.

The following is a break down of the major assets held by the special assistants and advisers of the prime minister, along with other nationalities, if any.

Special Assistants

Sania Nishtar

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

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar. 

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.

Other nationality: None

Nadeem Babar

Nadeem Babar is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Division with the status of Minister of State.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Division Nadeem Babar.

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. 

Other nationality: US

Usman Dar 

Muhammad Usman Dar is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs.

 Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar.

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.

Other nationality: None

Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa

Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa is Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information & 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.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information & Broadcasting Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa.

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. Lt Gen Bajwa also has a foreign currency account in Rawalpindi containing $4,149.

Other nationality: None

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 value of Rs452.69 million. The properties in Singapore and US are under mortgage.

 Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus. 

The premier’s aide has no property within 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 jewelry worth Rs5 million, the documents revealed.

Other nationality: Canada 
Permanent residency: Singapore

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.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr Moeed Yusuf.

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.

Other nationality: None

Permanent Residency: US, but not availing

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 a joint family account in the Busey bank has Rs1.6 million, the documents showed.

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

The SAPM has two cars (a BMW and a Camry) worth more than Rs6.5 million, the documents revealed. 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.

Other nationality: None

Permanent residency: US

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.

 Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza.

Mirza owns assets worth Rs50.7 million, including a house worth Rs20 million and two plots worth Rs30 million. His wife has jewelry of approximately Rs2 million and the family owns furniture worth approximately Rs2 million.

His cash at bank accounts exceeds Rs1.3 million.

Other nationality: None

Mirza Shahzad Akbar

Mirza Shahzad Akbar is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior with the status of Minister of State.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar.

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.

Other nationality: None

Zulfi Bukhari

Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister 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.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

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 jewelry worth 500,000 pounds, while he has accumulated shares in five foreign companies. His cash in hand is Rs1 million and £2,000.

Other nationality: UK

Mohammad Shehzad Arbab

Mohammad Shehzad Arbab is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Establishment with the status of Federal Minister.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Establishment Shehzad Arbab.

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.

Other nationality: None

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister 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.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on activities pertaining to Ministries of Water Resources, Power and Petroleum in Balochistan Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind.

He owns jewelry 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. 

Other nationality: no document on cabinet website at the moment.

Nadeem Afzal Gondal

Nadeem Afzal Gondal is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Coordination.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Coordination Nadeem Afzal Gondal.

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.

Permanent Residency: Canada

Shahzad Syed Qasim

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

 Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Power Division Shahzad Qasim.

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 millions 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.

Other nationality: US

Ali Nawaz Awan (MNA)

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan.

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.

Other nationality: None

Advisers

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.

Adviser on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

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.

Other nationality: None

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.

Adviser on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain.

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.

Other nationality: None

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.

Adviser on Commerce and Investment Dr Abdul Razzak Dawood. 

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 jewelry worth Rs5.20 million.

Other nationality: None

Malik Amin Aslam Khan

Malik Amin Aslam Khan is Adviser on Climate Change, with the status of Federal Ministe.

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.

Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam. 

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.

Other nationality: None

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.

Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan.

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.

Other nationality: None

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