Aug 28

ECP orders recounting of votes at Lahore’s PP-150

pp 150LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered recounting of votes cast in the Aug 22 by-elections at all polling stations of Lahore’s PP-150 constituency within three days.

The order comes two days after the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) staged demonstrations outside the Punjab Assembly building and blocked Lahore’s Mall Road in protest against alleged rigging during the by-polls.

Acting Chief Election Commissioner, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani took suo motu notice of the protests and summoned all the candidates of the constituency to Islamabad. After hearing points of view from all sides, Justice Jilani directed recounting at all polling stations of the constituency within three days.

According to initial results, Mian Marghoob from the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) had emerged victorious from the constituency, defeating Mahr Wajid Azeem of the PTI.

PTI Punjab chapter president Ejaz Chaudhary had filed a recounting application for PP-150 as soon as the results were announced. When the request was denied by the returning officer, the PTI held protests at Mall Road and threatened to hold nationwide hunger strikes to protest the alleged rigging.

The Election Commission, finally taking notice of the disturbance, has ordered a recounting of the votes in PP150 within three days.

May 10

PTI and Imran Khan to win Election 2013, at least social media users think so

Pakistan election 2013As Election campaigns ends in Pakistan last night, trend has shown that Pakistanis, at least on social media, are inclined towards Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, the party of injured Imran Khan.

Though variable factors make impact on online polls, but they at least show trends on social media, which usually reflects in the real life.

Political parties had run electrifying campaigns across the country with PTI, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Jamaat e Islami (JI) Pakistan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and others held the most number of processions and rallies.

Now after the end of campaign, everyone is eyeing on polling day and subsequent results.

The News Tribe has asked its readers about who is going with Pakistan Election 2013 and majority of the audience, both inside and outside the country, says that PTI will win the elections. As many as 4,397 people voted in the poll in total.

1. PTI tops

As many as 2,340 people voted in favour of Khan’s party, which contributes 53 percent of the total number of votes.

2. PMLN gets second position

The second largest party in the polls is Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz. It gets 619 votes.

3. MQM on third position

Having strong base in Karachi, MQM ranked on third position by voters. About 13 percent people think MQM could win elections.

4. JI’s fourth position

As many as 304 voters, or 7 percent of people, think that JI could win the next elections.

5. Pakistan Peoples Party gets fifth place

With 6 percent people think PPP could be victorious again, 255 votes were caste in favour of the party.

6. Coalition Government is expected

About 4 percent people think that no single party is going to get the majority, so a coalition government is expected in the country.

Other parties are as follow

7. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (1%, 41 Votes)

8. Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (1%, 30 Votes)

9. Muttahida Deeni Mahaz (1%, 26 Votes)

10. Awami National Party (1%, 26 Votes)

11 Nationalists Parties (1%, 23 Votes)

12. Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (0%, 13 Votes)

Aug 25

Assets of PTI leaders unveiled

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday declared assets of its 14 prominent leaders, keeping their promise of announcing their leaders’ assets. The assets were uploaded on party’s official website.

Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Javed Hashmi, Dr Arif Alvi, Jahangir Tareen, Asad Umar, Fauzia Kasuri, Nadir Leghari and Shireen Mazari were among the 14 leaders declaring the assets.

imran khan

Party chief Imran Khan had declared his assets in December last year. Back then, Khan had said that PTI will only award party tickets to those who meet their transparency criteria, and that they would not commit anything to those joining the party.

Khan has also been recently accused of evading taxes by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leaders.

Following are asset details of some of the leaders:

Imran Khan:

The PTI Chief has immovable property including one house in Lahore and other in Islamabad.

The current liquid cash present in the accounts include 12,233 pounds and $ 4,24,265.

Imran also own two vehicles worth 5.8 million.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Qureshi’s immovable property in Pakistan include 15 houses, out of which 13 are inherited, one was gifted and one house in Multan is worth Rs80,00,000. He has no immovable property outside Pakistan.

He also does not have any movable assets in Pakistan or elsewhere and neither has any investments.

The estimated value of jewellery: Rs10,00,000.

            Current Liquidity Cash Cash at Banks Cash in Hand
Current A/C # 81 MCB Chak 2 Tarpai, Multan PAK RUPEE 43,60,073
A/C 1381 UBL Hussain Agahi, Multan PAK RUPEE 1,87,483
A/C # 01-200-0488-3 ABL Parliament Br. Islamabad PAK RUPEE 38,69,474
          Motor vehicles/ other transport    Current Estimated                          Value
MLL- 5550 Prado 22,00,000
LZR – 5550 Pejaro 25,00,000
MN-4100-11 Toyota Altus 19,00,000
LWG-200 BMW 35,00,000
       Tax history (last three                              years)
Assessment Year Financial Year Tax paid
2011 2010-11 647131
2010 2009-10 515720
2009 2009-09 497437
Land revenue
Financial Year Total amount of land revenue paid

Javed Hashmi

Javed Hashmi neither owns any immovable property outside Pakistan nor any movable assets outside Pakistan.

Movable assets (business capital) within Pakistan: Rs2,500,000.

Investment (prize bonds): Rs 3,000,000.

Hashmi does not own any vehicle, according to his asset declaration document, and also has no liabilities.

Jewellery (owned by wife): 100 tola worth Rs5,500,000

House in Multan Cantt: Rs25,000,000

Furniture, fittings and articles of personal use: Rs243,000 (after depreciation).

Current Liquidity Cash
Cash at Banks Cash in Hand
316-4 ABL/PH Islamabad 170,688
Immovable property (inside Pakistan)
76 Acres Agri Land 50,000,000
Urban Property 20,000,000
Tax history
      Assessment Year Financial Year Tax paid
   Tax year : 2011 2010-2011 60,749
   Tax year : 2010 2009-2010 39,325
   Tax year: 2009 2008-2009 29,115

Dr Arif Alvi

Cash in hand: Rs1,198,479

Movable assets (business capital within Pakistan): M/s Alvi Dental Hospital worth Rs9,818,311

Investments (Stocks and Shares): Acquisition value Rs1,038,652

Jewellery: 30 tola worth Rs1,500,000

Furniture, fixings and articles of personal use: Rs1,000,000

Immovable property (held within Pakistan: Rs16,597,450

Motor vehicles/ other transport Current estimated value
Toyota Corolla GLI Automatic Model 2004 900,000
Toyota Hilux Vigo 2007 (stolen) 1,500,000
Toyota Corolla Manual 2008 850,000
Tax history
           Assessment year Financial year Tax paid
         2011-2012 2010-2011 385,580
         2010-2011 2009-2010 337,311
         2009-2010 2008-2009 338,812

Jahangir Tareen

Cash in bank and accounts:

Owned by Jahangir Tareen and his wife: Rs18,875,387

Owned by children: Rs27,703,209

The couple owns 12 houses in Pakistan which make up to Rs377,901,584. Tareen’s children own two apartments in Canada worth Rs23,000,000 and Rs36,000,000 respectively.

Investment (stock and shares)

Jahangir Tareen and his wife: Acquisition value Rs 922,199,408

Children: Acquisition value Rs1,480,545,837

Investment in NAFA: Rs1,000,000.


Jahangir Tareen and his wife: Rs33,500,000

Children: Rs28,800,000

Furniture, fittings and articles of personal use: Rs8,500,000 (couple) and Rs1,500,000 (by children).

Motor vehicles/ Other transport Current estimated value
Jahangir Tareen and his wife:
Honda Civic 2,000,000
Range Rover 4,500,000
Prado 3,000,000
Prado 15,118,215
Suzuki Cultus 850,000
Tax history
Assessment year Tax paid
2011 49,734,241
2010 24,924,525
2009 19,395,997
Land revenue
Financial year Total amount of land revenue paid
30-06-11 167,630
30-06-10 302,792
30-06-09 307,546

Asad Umar

Cash in Bank/Hand: Rs14,299,825

Investment (Stock and Shares): Rs162,476,468

Jewellery: Rs1,403,650

Furniture, Fittings and Articles of personal use: Rs2,300,000

Company retirement funds: Rs10,425,819

Liabilities: Rs264,082,299


House (on wife’s name: Rs4,800,000

Other assets: Rs2,975,178

Immovable property (within Pakistan)
Advance against apartment – Emmar Gigga 4,118,632
Land (Open plot) 196-1, 196-II, 198-d, 27th Street, DHA- VIII, Karachi 69,057,905
Tax history
Assessment year Financial year Tax paid
2009-10 2008-09 8,278,170
2010-11 2009-10 11,018,198
2011-12 2010-11 14,583,544

Asad Umar owns no vehicle.

Shireen M Mazari

Details of five bank accounts owned by Shireen M Mazari have been declared, however, the amount of money in the banks or cash in hand was not mentioned.

Mazari owns two houses and three agricultural lands and the estimated costs of none of them are mentioned. One agricultural land was inherited, one was gifted by grandmother to Mazari’s son and the third one was gifted by grandmother to Mazari’s daughter.

Jewellery: 60 tolas of Gold (inherited)

Motor Car / Other transport: Toyota Corolla Altis Model 2011 (current estimated value not given)

Loans and liabilities:

Car leasing from HBL (value not mentioned)

Loan from ZTBL for tractor – 257,000

Credit card loan – 600,000

Tax history
Assessment year Financial year Tax paid
2009 June 2008-09 24,335
2010 June 2009-10 388,442
2011 June 2010-11 152,680
Land revenue
Financial Year Total amount of land revenue paid
2009 Rs87,500
2010 Rs87,500
2011 Rs87,500

Nadir Leghari

Leghari owns three houses, one industrial plot and two agriculture lands which are worth Rs21,443,000. One agriculture land is on the name of his son and the other on the name of his daughter.

Movable assets (within Pakistan): 6,105,100

Jewellery: 30,000,000

Furniture, Fittings and Articles of personal use: 3,000,000

Current liquidity Cash
Banks Cash at banks Cash in hand
MCB Bank Ltd Rs1,014,355 Rs2,000,000
MCB Bank Ltd Rs2,622
Habib Metropolitan Bank Rs238,170
MCB Bank Ltd Rs2,635,446
Motor vehicles/ other transport
Honda Civic Model 2006 Rs1,200,000
Toyota Hilux Pickup Model 2007 Rs900,000
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Model 2003 Rs3,000,000
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Model 2004 Rs3,500,000
Ranger Rover Sport Model 2006 Rs7,000,000
Tax history
Assesment year Financial year Tax paid
2012 2011-2012 Rs384,000
2011 2010-2011 Rs400,800
2010 2009-2010 Rs384,000
Land revenue
Financial year Total amount of land revenue paid
2012 Rs100,000
2011 Rs100,000
2010 Rs100,000

Naeem Ul Haq

Cash in Bank: 3,400,000

Cash in Hand: 200,000

Immovable property (within Pakistan):

Six acres agriculture land: Rs150,000

Motor vehicle:

Toyota Corolla Model 2006: Rs800,000

Furniture, Fittings and Articles of personal use: Rs250,000 approximately

Liabilities (Bank loans): 500,000

Tax history:

No tax paid in last three years because of no income: Rs120,000 (2008-09)


May 23

Youth should stand for 2nd independence movement: Abrarul Haq

Lahore: Inviting youth of Pakistan to stand against present system, Abrar ul Haq Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Youth Wing head says its time for second independence movement to save our country.Abrar-ul-Haq

In an interview to a local daily Nai Baat, singer turned politician Abrar views that rulers have destroyed the country’s structure.

A singing icon in the country, Abrar joined PTI after a mammoth public gathering of PTI in Lahore in October last year.

“I invite youth to join PTI youth wing for a joint struggle to survive the country,” he added.

“A large number of youth will be attending PTI’s May 27 public meeting at Rawalpindi and you would see a big representation of youth.”

Criticizing prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Abrar says he should resign immediately.

“Nawaz Sharif is still engage in politics of 1990 which no longer have place in the country.”