Maryam spent over Rs6m on foreign trips in last three years

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Maryam spent over Rs6m on foreign trips in last three years

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz’s assets details revealed that she has spent about Rs6.4million on foreign trips in the last three years.

The Election Commission of Pakistan shared the information pertaining to electoral candidates’ assets on Wednesday.

According to the details, Maryam, who is contesting the general election from NA-125, NA-127, and PP-173 constituencies of Lahore, is a shareholder of Chaudhry Sugar Mills Limited, Hamza Spinning Mills Limited, Muhammad Buksh Textile Mills Limited, Hudabiya Papers Mills Limited, Hudabiya Engineering Co Private Limited. 

Moreover, the daughter of the ousted prime minister is the owner of 1,506 Kanal irrigation land. Interestingly, the agricultural land owned by her increased by 548 Kanal in the last three years.

Furthermore, Maryam invested Rs3.4 million in her family's flour mills and given a loan worth Rs7 million to Soft Energy Private Limited. Her brother, Hassan Nawaz, has given her a loan of Rs20 million.

The PML-N, who is making her political debut with the forthcoming general election, has also received Rs40 million as gifts and owns jewellery worth Rs1.75 million. 

The ECP has cleared the way for Maryam to contest for Lahore's NA-125 and PP-173 constituencies after dismissing all objections raised during scrutiny of her nomination papers.

The NA-125 constituency, situated in the heart of Lahore, was the NA-120 constituency prior to the new delimitation of constituencies.

NA-120 was bagged by former premier Nawaz in the 2013 elections and after his disqualification, by his wife Kulsoom Nawaz even though she did not take part in the campaign herself.

Maryam had spearheaded the NA-120 by-election campaign for her mother in 2017 following Nawaz's disqualification. At the time, Kulsoom had defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid by over 14,000 votes. 

  APP/AFP