Our national leaders continue to blow us away with their fabulous wealth.
We have today a former adviser to the prime minister, Amir Muqam, as the subject of newsroom discussion.
Muqam, who is also the PML-N's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa president, has declared Rs761.3 million worth of assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan. He has four cars, Rs20 million in prize bonds, Rs130 million worth of property in Swat, Shangla, Islamabad and Peshawar and — get this — is indebted for Rs10 million to his wife (who happens to own assets worth Rs1.23 BILLION).
Muqam is currently the subject of a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation for allegedly accumulating wealth beyond his known sources of income.
If Muqam's wealth doesn't make you go weak in the knees, former PPP minister Arbab Alamgir (also from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) has declared more than Rs3 billion in assets.
His wife, Asma Arbab, who was an adviser to the prime minister on States and Frontier Regions (Safron) during the last PPP government, is also a billionaire. Her total holdings are Rs4.035 billion. She owns five cars, compared to her husband's three.
The couple also jointly own 50pc stakes in four companies. Both are the subject of a NAB investigation for possessing assets beyond their known sources of income.