Bajwa allegedly collected crores while serving as Pakistan Army Chief; Order for investigation

Islamabad: General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family members have allegedly secured illegal gains of crores of rupees during their six-year tenure as Pakistan army chief. Pakistani website The Fact Focus reported that the Bajwa family earned around Rs 12.7 billion (1270 crores). The claim came when he was just days away from retiring from military service.

The website has also released the property information of General Bajwa and his family members between 2013 and 2021. Bajwa’s wife Ayesha Amjad’s earnings rose to 2.2 billion (220 crores) within six years. According to the website, they had no savings in 2016. The savings of Bajwa’s son Mahnoor Sabir’s wife for the period from the end of October to the first week of November 2018 was Rs 1271 million (127.1 crore). Before that there were no savings in their name. Mahnoor’s sister Hamna Nazir’s assets also came into crores during 2016-17.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ordered an inquiry into the properties of Bajwa and his family. The finance minister said in a statement that Bajwa acquired the property illegally and it was a failure on the part of various organizations working under the finance department. He also ordered that the investigation report be submitted within twenty-four hours. Pakistan Army is yet to respond to this issue.

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