According to information revealed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chief Minister Mahmood Khan is the wealthiest MPA in Pakistan, while also being the only billionaire in the province’s legislature.
The ECP disclosed statements of assets of provincial assembly members, revealing that the KP chief minister owns agricultural property worth Rs 2.33 billion and has Rs 40 million cash in hand and Rs 7.7 million in dual bank accounts. He, however, does not own a car and remains debt free.
The statements further revealed that Bahadar Khan, a member of the Awami National Party (ANP), has assets worth Rs 894 million while Samar Bilour of the same party owns assets worth Rs 45.6 million.
Moreover, Shaukat Yousafzai owns assets worth Rs 5.5 million and Provincial Minister Akbar Ayub has properties worth Rs 230 million. Education Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai disclosed assets valued at Rs 4.6 million.
Defence Minister Pervez Khattak’s son Ibrahim Khattak and brother Liaquat Khan owns assets worth Rs 25.5 million and Rs 180 million, respectively, whereas Atif Khan has assets worth Rs 20 million.
Shahram Tarakai, Khyber Pakhtunkhua’s education minister, seems to be the poorest amoung all cabinet members, with assets valued at Rs 4.6 million.
The declaration of assets is part of a process that takes place every year, whereby all lawmakers are made to present asset declarations to the head poll body.