Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa’s family’s weath grew by Rs 12.7 billion
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Islamabad: Even as his country fought a dwindling economy, Pakistan Army Chief General Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s family became a billionaire within just six years of his tenure in the office. According to the news website – FactFocus, General Bajwa’s family members and relatives multiplied their assets to a whopping 12.7 billion, prompting the government to order a probe into the ‘illegal and unwarranted’ leak of tax records.
The website, which describes itself as a digital media news organization working on ‘data-based investigative stories’, shared the alleged wealth statements of Bajwa and his family members between 2013-2021.
The report cited General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tax records and cited that General Bajwa’s family’s assets amounted to Rs 12.7 billion in Pakistan and outside. Interestingly, according to the report, Gen Bajwa’s wife, Ayesha Amjad’s net worth went from zero in 2016 to ₹ 2.2 billion in just six years of his tenure.
Mahnoor Sabir (Gen Bajwa’s daughter-in-law) was valued at Rs 1271 million on November 2, 2018 from being ‘zero’ in October 2018. Her sister Hamna Naseer’s net worth went from zero in 2016 to “billions” by 2017 – the portal said.
Interestingly, amid claims and counterclaims, Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ordered a probe into the “illegal and unwarranted leakage of tax information of the family members of General Qamar Javed Bajwa”. “This is clearly violative of the complete confidentiality of tax information that the Law provides,” he said in a statement.
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— ANI (@ANI) Nov 20, 2022The Pakistan Army has not commented so far on the matter. The newsleak about Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s net worth comes at a time when the General officer is on his way out after serving on an extended tenure as the country’s Army chief.
Among General Bajwa’s likely successors are – Lieutenant General Asim Munir, former ISI chief, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, the seniormost serving officer after Bajwa, Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, a perceived Imran Khan loyalist, Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas, the current chief of general staff among others. General Bajwa is slated to retire on November 29.