Netizens slam public officials for investing in Dubai instead of Pakistan

Netizens slam public officials for investing in Dubai instead of Pakistan

Almost 17,000 Pakistanis reserved ownership rights of over 23,000 properties in Dubai.
Netizens slam public officials for investing in Dubai instead of Pakistan

Web Desk


15 May 2024

A global investigative journalism project named, Dubai Unlocked, revealed the details of high-end properties in the Gulf country owned by several Pakistani politicians, bureaucrats, retired military men, lawmakers, criminals, and money launders.

The report said that almost 17,000 Pakistanis reserved ownership rights of over 23,000 properties in the city of skyscrapers.

The data, revealed by Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), claimed that the combined value of the assets was estimated at around $11 billion.

The leaked data provides a detailed overview of hundreds of thousands of properties in Dubai and information about their ownership or usage, largely from 2020 and 2022.

Pakistanis who are listed in the property leaks are President Asif Ali Zardari’s three children, Hussain Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi’s wife, Sharjeel Memon and family members, Senator Faisal Vawda, Farah Gogi, Sher Afzal Marwat, four MNAs and six MPAs from the Sindh and Balochistan assemblies.

The list also included late military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, and more than a dozen retired generals as well as a police chief, an ambassador, and a scientist.

Following the development, several politicians, who were named in the list, said that the properties were declared before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The social media users demanded finding the source behind the transfer of funds to Dubai.

The users also demanded them to submit the money trail of the properties in Dubai.

Here's how netizens reacted to the expose:

Here are some notable Pakistanis listed in the leaks:

  1. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
  2. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari
  3. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari
  4. Hussain Nawaz Sharif
  5. Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi’s wife
  6. Abdul Ghani Majid
  7. Ghulam Abbas Zardari
  8. Hamid Samoo
  9. Haji Haroon (Director H&H Exchange Pvt Ltd and former president Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan)
  10. Atif Abdul Aziz Polani
  11. CFO Omni Group Aslam Masood and his wife
  12. Sohrab Dinshaw
  13. Altaf Khanani's son, daughter, brother, and nephew
  14. Sharjeel Memon and family members
  15. Senator Faisal Vawda
  16. Farah Gogi
  17. Sher Afzal Marwat
  18. Gen Pervez Musharraf (Late)
  19. Shaukat Aziz
  20. Hamid Mukhtar Shah
  21. PPP MNA Mirza Ikhtiar Baig and his brother Ishtiaq Baig
  22. PPP's Owais Muzaffar Tappi and his spouse
  23. PML-N MNA Ehsanul Haq Bajwa
  24. Former CM Balochistan Sardar Sanaullah Zehri, his wife and daughter
  25. BNP's Sardar Akhtar Mengal
  26. Malik Riaz's wife Bina Riaz, son Ahmed Ali Riaz and son-in-law Zain Malik
  27. Former COAS Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa's son Saad Siddique Bajwa
  28. Former Balochistan CM Sardar Aslam Raisani
  29. MNA Amer Ali Magsi
  30. MPA Sheikh M Mugheri
  31. Former MPA Sardar Khan Chandio
  32. Former minister Marvi Memon
  33. Lt Gen (retd) Muhammad Afzal Muzaffar
  34. IG police AJK Tajik Sohail Aziz
  35. ARY CEO Salman Iqbal
  36. Late Lt Gen (retd) Alam Jan Mahsud and his wife
  37. Lt Gen (retd) Shafaat Ullah Shah
  38. Maj Gen (retd) Syed Ehtasham Zamir
  39. Lt Gen (retd) Muhammad Akram
  40. Maj Gen (retd) Ghazanfar Ali Khan
  41. Brig (retd) Nadir Mir
  42. Maj Gen (retd) Syed Najamul Hassan Shah
  43. Maj (retd) Maj Azizul Aman Zuberi
  44. Maj Gen (retd) Ausaf Ali
  45. Maj Gen (retd) Raja Arif Nazir
  46. Air Vice Marshal (retd) Khalid Masood Rajput


Disclaimer: Owning property outside Pakistan is not an illegal activity as per the country's law. It's FBR's responsibility to decide the legality of the property.


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