Amidst the Panama Papers leak row, Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has emerged as one of the richest politicians in Pakistan with personal assets of Rs 2 billion, an increase of over a billion in just four years.
The Election Commission Pakistan yesterday released the assets statements of Sharif for 2015 who as per law update the election body about their wealth.
The value of the assets owned by Sharif and his spouse comes to around Rs 2 billion — an increase of over a billion in just four years.
However, he does not own any property abroad.
The value of his assets in 2011 was Rs 166 million, which swelled to Rs 261.6 million in 2012 and then to Rs 1.82 billion in 2013, making him a declared billionaire.
The Pak prime minister is among the few billionaires in the National Assembly, the others being Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmakers Khayal Zaman and Sajid Hussain Toori.
2015 Kashmir Despatch