Shocking increase in wealth of Pak Army Chief’s wife, from zero to 2 billion in 6 years

Pakistan Qamar Javed Bajwa: A Pakistani website has claimed that the family and relatives of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa became billionaires during his six-year tenure and acquired a total wealth of 12.7 billion. Li, following which the government on Monday ordered an inquiry into the leak of his tax details.

The FactFocus website, claiming to be Pakistan’s Digital Media Institute for Data-Based Investigative Journalism, shared alleged property documents of General Bajwa and his family from 2013 to 2021.

Rs 12.7 billion  wealth outside Pakistan

According to reports related to alleged tax records of General Bajwa, the current market value of the army chief’s known properties and businesses in Pakistan and outside Pakistan is Rs 12.7 billion. The report, released days before Gen Bajwa is due to retire later this month, claims that General Bajwa’s wife Ayesha Amjad’s assets rose from nil in 2016 to Rs 2.2 billion (declared and known) in six years.< /p>

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar  ordered an inquiry

According to the news, this amount does not include details of residential plots, commercial plots and houses given to her husband by the army. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has taken cognizance of the illegal and unwarranted leakage of tax information of family members of General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ordered an inquiry into the matter. 

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