ISLAMABAD: Details of assets of 15 special assistants and advisers have been released on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to the details, out of 15 special assistants and advisors, 5 are dual nationals and two are green cardholders.
Dual Nationality Holders
Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistani Zulfi Bukhari holds permanent British citizenship, Special Assistant for Parliamentary Assistance Nadeem Afzal Chan has a permanent residency of Canada, Special Assistant for Power Division Shehzad Qasim and Special Assistant for Petroleum Nadeem Babar hold US citizenship, while Special Assistant for Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus Apart from Pakistan, she is a citizen of Canada and Singapore.
Similarly, Special Assistants for the National Security Division, Moeed Youssef and Shahbaz Gill are US green cardholders.
Zulfi Bukhari (Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistanis)
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistan Zulfi Bukhari has no assets in Pakistan but in London, he owns assets worth crores of rupees.
Zulfi Bukhari’s parents gifted him two lands in 2006 and 2007. He received 1210 kanals and more than 91 kanals of land in Attock as a gift, while he also inherited plots in Islamabad. In 2014, four more plots were inherited from his maternal side.
Asim Saleem Bajwa (Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information)
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information Asim Saleem Bajwa owns assets worth Rs 150 million and, according to the document, also owns a farmhouse worth Rs 70 million in Gulberg Green.
The document states that Special Assistant to the Special Information also has 5 plots in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, while Asim Saleem Bajwa also owns 65 acres of land in Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur.
Shahbaz Gill (Special Assistant for Political Communication / Sania Nishtar (Special Assistant for Social Security and Awareness Program)
Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill’s total assets are worth Rs 150 million, Sania Nishtar owns gold worth Rs 500,000, a car while she has Rs6.5 million in her bank account and owes Rs2.3 million.
Shahzad Akbar (Special Assistant for Accountability)
Special Assistant for Accountability Shehzad Akbar has assets worth Rs. 65 lakh in his name and Rs. 13 lakh in his wife’s name. He has movable property worth Rs. 4.5 crore and Rs.
Shehzad Qasim (Assistant Special Power Division)
Shehzad Qasim owns three plots worth Rs 60 lakh in Lahore, while he owns plots worth Rs 35 lakh in Gwadar. In addition, he owns a total of six properties in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. He has Rs 40 million in cash in various banks.
Ali Nawaz Awan (Special Assistant to Capital Development Authority)
Ali Nawaz Awan owns properties worth Rs. 37.1 million in Islamabad, while he also owns immovable property worth Rs. 13.1 million. He also owns 75 tons of gold.
Usman Dar (Special Assistant for Youth Affairs)
Usman Dar has Rs 711,000 and Rs 34.3 million in cash in his bank accounts. He owns a business worth Rs 6.7 million and has invested more than Rs 20 million. Usman Dar inherited a 40-kanal house in Murree and a two-kanal house in Sialkot.
Nadeem Afzal Chan (Spokesperson to the Prime Minister and Special Assistant for Parliamentary Cooperation)
Nadeem Afzal Chan owns agricultural property worth Rs. 69.84 million, while he also owns three plots worth Rs. 94 lakh and immovable property worth Rs. 57 lakh.
Shehzad Arbab (Special Assistant to the Establishment)
Similarly, Shehzad Arbab owns assets worth Rs 10 crore and has Rs 57 lakh in his bank account.
Nadeem Babar (Special Assistant for Petroleum Division)
Nadeem Babar owns properties worth Rs 129.7 million in Pakistan and owns a house worth Rs 31 million in the United States, as well as various businesses worth Rs 2.15 billion. Nadeem Babar’s business assets outside Pakistan are worth around Rs. 137.7 million. He owns two vehicles worth Rs. 3.6 million. He has Rs. 300,000 in cash and a prize bond of Rs. 900,000. There are Rs. 166 million in bank accounts.
Abdul Hafeez Sheikh (Finance Advisor)
According to the details released, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh does not have foreign citizenship, his assets are worth Rs 297 million while he is in debt of Rs 290 million.
Abdul Razzaq Daud (Business Advisor)
Abdul Razzaq Dawood’s assets are worth Rs 1.75 billion while Malik Amin Aslam’s assets are worth Rs 1.44 million.
Tania Aidrus (Special Assistant for Digital Pakistan)
Tania Aidrus owns houses worth Rs 452.6 million in the US, UK and Singapore, while she has invested Rs 1.25 crore abroad. Tania Edros transferred 95 95,789 to Pakistan and asked for money for other expenses, including the purchase of a car. He bought a car worth Rs 82 lakh, while he has 50 tons of gold. Tania Aidrus does not own any real estate property in Pakistan.
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