TIMERGARA:Jamaat-i-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq, who is contesting elections for NA-7, has declared total assets worth Rs2.939 million including his share as partner in Pakistan Model School Khall, four and half tola gold ornaments and 12 kanals of agricultural lands.

The statement of assets submitted with his nomination papers shows the JI chief has made no investment abroad and doesn’t own personal car or immovable assets abroad.

He has given a loan of Rs1.05 million to a Peshawar-based cloth merchant.

Mr Siraj has three bank accounts -- one in his native village Samar Bagh, second in Peshawar Cantonment and third at Parliament House, Islamabad with a total bank balance of Rs1,802,197.

Siraj has no personal car, business abroad

According to the statement, the gold ornaments are owned by his wife. He has no business in Pakistan or abroad.

He has received no amount, no bank draft or machinery from abroad.

He has no national saving scheme, defence saving scheme, special saving certificate and no regular income certificate.

His arch rival Mohammad Bashir Khan of PTI has declared his assets worth Rs91.5 million including 2-kanal residential house in Ghambir Lower Dir, a 10-marla plot at Bahria Town Islamabad, a 7-marla apartment at Deans Peshawar, investment in graphite excavation and 20 tola gold ornament.

Bashir Khan owns a Vigo car worth Rs3.8 million and has Rs700,000 bank balance. He has imported household items worth Rs500,000 from abroad. He has also declared agricultural and non-agricultural land worth millions of rupees.

Ms Sobia Shahid of PML-N has declared a house in Alberta, Canada, a plot at Regi Model Town Peshawar, a house on Dalazak Road, Peshawar and an under-construction house in Islamabad as her assets.

Ms Shahid has made investment in Albata Canada, received Rs10.05 million from abroad and owns 22-kanal farms and 100 tola gold ornaments.

She has taken a loan of Rs1.9 million from National Bank of Pakistan. She is the only woman candidate contesting polls from NA-7 constituency.

CAMPAIGN: PTI candidate for PK-15 Shafiullah formally launched his election campaign from his native village Saddo here on Thursday.

Addressing different party meetings, he said that PTI chief Imran Khan and other central leaders of the party would soon visit Lower Dir to address a big public gathering in Timergara. He said that people in the constituency were facing shortage of health, education and sports facilities besides irrigation water and roads.

Similarly, PTI candidates for NA-7 Bashir Khan and PK-16 Sarbiland Khan addressed several gatherings in Jandol.

They said that they had planned to woo the disgruntled party workers and soon people would see all of them on the same page. Also, ANP nominee for NA-6 Zahid Khan launched his election campaign from a party meeting in Nasafa Talash where he inaugurated supply of gas to the area.

He said that passage of 18th Amendment was the achievement of his party.

Published in Dawn, June 22nd, 2018