ISLAMABAD: A list of 27 parliamentarians including Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza has been presented before the National Assembly for having assets abroad. Federal Law Minister, Maula Bakhsh Chandio has submitted the detailed list of parliamentarians in which it has been stated that up to now there are 17 National Assembly members and 10 members from Senate have assets abroad.
As per the list Federal Minister for Communications Arbab Alamgir, Engineer Muhammad Tariq Khattak, Justice (R) Fakhar un Nisa Khokhar and Asma Arbab Alamgir have assets in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Engineer Usman Khan Tarkai and Parliamentary leader of FATA Munir Khan Orakzai have in Qatar while Muhammad Jamil Malik has in Holland, Chaudhary Zahid Iqbal and Ishrat Ashraf have assets in Britain, Farah Naz Asfahani, Dr. Tallat Iqbal Mayser have assets in United States of America and Khawaja Suhail Mansoor has assets in Canada and UAE.
The report further highlighted that Speaker NA Fehmida Mirza also has property in foreign country, however, it could not be identified that the assets are in which country she has. It is pertinent to mention here that Kishan Chand Parwani, Sallah ud Din and Malik Azmat also have overseas assets, however, in report their names have not been mentioned.
According to the list of Senate members, who have assets in UAE include Finance Minister Hafiz Sheikh, Port & Spinning Minister Babar Khan Ghouri, Senator Ishaq Daar, Gull Muhammad Lott, Senator Muhammad Ghafran and Abdul Ghani Bakhsh. In Britain Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Muhmmad Azam Khan Swati has in USA and UAE. While the Senator Tariq Azeem and Adnan Khan also have assets in abroad, however, the names of their countries have not been mentioned.
According to Online, the document revealed that out of these 27 the details of 8 Member Parliamentarians’ accounts having abroad presented before the NA that include Hafiz Sheikh has Rs. 2.5 million in Washington, Rs. 5 million in Dubai, Senator Azam Khan Swati has U.S.$ 0.487 million in USA, Senator Ishaq Daar has 153,038 UAE Dirham in Dubai, Senator Tariq Azeem has £2172 in Britain, Munir Khan Orakzai has 12635 Qatari Ryal in Qatar, PML-N Khawaja Muhammad Asif has U.S.$ 20718 in New York, and 74146 Dirham in UAE while Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah has £4736 in London and Dr. Araish Kumar has CA$200,000 in Canada.