Imran Khan’s PTI is the Richest Party in Pakistan with Total Assets Worth Rs376.6m, an increase of Rs220m in a Year
ISLAMABAD: It seems that the richest of the rich are now officially ruling the country, as the asset details of 81 political parties released by the ECP shows that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the richest political party in Pakistan.
According to a report published by The Express Tribune which quoted the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) data, the ruling party tops with Rs376.6 million worth of assets and its assets increased by Rs220 million during the period of a year.
The PTI received over Rs6.5 million from overseas Pakistanis among them those residing in Britain donated Rs40.92 million whereas expats in the United States contributed Rs12.6 million.
The governing party has declared details of six bank accounts and Premier Imran, who is also the party head, has submitted the affidavit with the ECP of not receiving funds from any prohibited source.
The PTI is currently facing the foreign funding case filed in November 2014 by the party’s former central vice president Akbar S Babar who had alleged corruption and other illegalities in the PTI’s funding.
The PML-N is second in the list with assets value at over Rs253 million. Its assets witnessed increase of Rs20 million during the period of one year and it sold the election tickets to its candidates for Rs119.7 million.
The PPP stands at number three in terms of assets value. The total assets owned by the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led party are of Rs167 million. The PPP had generated Rs93.7 million from the proceeds of party tickets.
Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami owns assets of Rs106.3 million. The MQM-Pakistan and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan received donations of Rs17.5 million and Rs5 million respectively.
Interestingly, ‘firebrand’ politician Sheikh Rashid-led Awami Muslim League (AML) is the poorest party of the country with assets worth Rs138,000 only.