SAPMs and advisers to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif do not disclose details of their assets – Latest News – The Nation

Most of the Prime Minister’s Special Advisors and Assistants (SAPMs) in the federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have not disclosed details of their holdings on the cabinet secretariat’s online portal.

According to the details, only two out of four of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s advisers have disclosed their assets. Among those who disclosed their assets were Qamar Zaman Kaira and Amir Muqam, while former bureaucrat Ahad Cheema and Aon Chaudhry did not disclose their assets to the online portal.

Among the 16 SAPM, only four declared their assets including Tariq Fatemi, Shiza Khawaja, Owais Siddiqui and Sadiq Iftikhar.

In June this year, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released details of MPs’ assets for 2021, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declaring overseas assets worth Rs 140 million.

According to data released by the ECP, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s assets fell by 3% in 2021. The PML-N Chairman had assets worth Rs 245 million in 2021, according to the data.

ECP data shows that the Prime Minister is also in debt of 140 million rupees. The Prime Minister has also taken a loan of 60 million rupees from his son Salman Shehbaz Sharif, he adds.

Data shows that Shehbaz Sharif owns 2 cars and Rs20 million in his bank account. The prime minister also has overseas assets worth 130.74 million rupees, the ECP said.

The Prime Minister also declared the assets of his wives Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmeena Durrani. Nusrat Shehbaz has assets worth 230 million rupees, while Tehmeeni Durrani owns 5.7 million rupees, ECP said.

The Prime Minister’s assets are down 3 lac in 2021 compared to 2020.

Michael J. Birnbaum