Believe it or not! One of the highest Tax payer of Pakistan is also a politician

As an engineering student at the city’s famous NED University, he won the student union election in his final and acquired the coveted position of President Student Union.

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He then left for the US to pursue higher studies and completed his Masters in Civil Engineering from the Oregon State University USA. After coming back to Pakistan in the year 1987, he started Principal Builders, a construction company, the source of his income, through which he pays millions in taxes.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Najeeb Haroon, a lesser known political figure, has paid more than Rs86 million in taxes during the year 2015 and Rs134 million (0.134 billion) in the year 2017.

Najeeb who is set to contest from Karachi’s NA-256 constituency and will face Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sajid Hasan, Muttahida Majlis Amal’s (MMA) Mairajul Huda and MQM’s Amir Chishti.

Considered a founding member of PTI, before being chosen for NA-256, Najeeb Haroon contested last year’s PS-114 by-polls in Karachi, a battle he lost to PPP’s Saeed Ghani.

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Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif the three time Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan. A veteran industrialist and politician who also served Pakistan from February 1997 to October 1999 and from November 1990 to July 1993. Pakistan Muslim League’s ex-president. He was born in a wealthy family in Lahore and the son of Muhammad Sharif, founder of Ittefaq Group and brother of Shehbaz Sharif, who was elected as Chief Minister of Punjab for three times. He graduated at Govt. College in business and law at University of Punjab before making entry to politics in 1970s.

In 1981, he was appointed as the Minister of Finance by the military government for Punjab province. In 1985, he was elected as Chief Minister of Punjab and re-elected in 1988 after martial law ended. He led conservative alliance to victory in 1990 and he became the Prime Minister.

Net Worth (approx): $1.4 Billion

Tax Returns: Disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid personal tax amounting to Rs35.9 million over a period of 23 years, starting from 1993-2016.

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Asif Ali Zardari is a famous and often controversial and always smart politician of Pakistan. The co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party has served as the President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013 . He married Benazir Bhutto in the year 1987. Asif Ali Zardari has ventured in various business sectors in and outside Pakistan in the fields of agriculture and real estate.

Net Worth (approx) : $1.8 Billion

Taxes paid: Rs22.7 million during the year 2017

With the records made public by ECP ahead of general elections, Najeeb is way ahead of top political figures like PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, brother of Nawaz Sharif who held the portfolio of CM Punjab for a record 10 year tenure paid Rs10.78 million during the last year.

Even his party chief Imran Khan paid only Rs0.42 million tax on his income during the last year.

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