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Meet Pakistan’s ‘richest’ election candidate

MUZAFFARGARH: Several Pakistani politicians have submitted their assets details with the election commission and voters are unclear about the wealthiest among them all. Well, an independent candidate from Muzaffargarh has emerged from nowhere to take the title.

Muhammad Hussain alias Munna Sheikh from NA-182 literally shocked voters when he declared his assets details having a total value of Rs 4.3 trillion.

Alarmingly, the candidate despite possessing a large amount of money didn’t pay any tax.

In his affidavit, Hussain said he had 350 acres land, gardens, three houses and household appliances. The candidate said that political representatives contest elections while concealing their assets and deceiving the public.

He said he had revealed his assets with complete honesty. The man also appealed the chief justice of Pakistan to order probing assets of all politicians of the country.

Hina Rabbani Khar and Jamshed Dasti also belong to the same constituency where Hussain is contesting from.

Hamza Shehbaz has also declared his assets worth Rs 410 million, making him richer than his father Mian Shehbaz Sharif who declared his assets with a total value of Rs 159 million.

Similarly, the total value of assets owned by Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is also higher than his father Asif Ali Zardari’s. Bilawal owns Rs 1.5 billion, according to the ECP, while Mr. Zardari’s assets amounts to Rs 758.6 million.

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