Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan owns assets worth Rs62.5 million, according to the documents submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
His assets details revealed that Nisar has Rs19.5 million in bank accounts and that he owns furniture worth Rs0.23 million.
Moreover, Nisar does not own any vehicle and has not invested in any business outside Pakistan. Nisar or his family members have not defaulted on any loans as well.
The main sources of income for Nisar, who has no business of his own, include agricultural income, rent, and property.
In his nomination papers, he has listed his wife and daughter as his dependents. During the last fiscal year, he made five foreign visits, all of which were related to official work.
The documents further reveal that Nisar does not have citizenship of any other country, and hasn’t even applied for it.
Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan will contest for the upcoming general election for the constituencies, NA-59 (Rawalpindi-II)I, NA-63 (Rawalpindi-VII), PP-10 (Rawalpindi-V) and PP-12 (Rawalpindi-VII) as an independent candidate.
In a press conference on Friday, Nisar said that that he was not angry and had only differed from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “Someone says I am angry, but I am not. I have differed from [Nawaz],” he said, adding that he was affiliated with the PML-N workers and leaders.
“Had I revolted then I would have been more vocal,” the former interior minister said. “I may be wrong but I differed for the betterment of Nawaz Sharif.”
He said that he had decided to speak of his differences with the former premier once the condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz improves.
“I’m a human being, mistakes are made…but my intention is true,” Nisar said. “I have 34 years of association with Nawaz Sharif and I gave him whatever suggestion was necessary.”
He said that it was at this time that his affiliation with Nawaz was affected and he would explain that later. “Being really honest requires a person to speak to his leader keeping ground realities in view.”