A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Member of National Assembly-elect, who was widely known to be a ‘chaiwala’ during the Pakistan general election campaign, has turned out to be a millionaire, according to a media report.
A private Pakistani news channel Geo TV reported that the documents submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) state that, Gul Zafar Khan, won from Bajaur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, owns assets worth over Rs 30 million.
According to the documents, Zafar owns a garment business. He also owns Rs 10 million worth of immovable properties as well as Rs 12 million worth of agricultural land and two houses. The documents further concluded that Zafar’s assets increased by Rs 1,84,000 over a year.
Before he was given PTI ticket, he used to make tea at a hotel in Rawalpindi. Before the polls many pictures of Zafar serving tea to people of his area were captured. Even a viral video of him serving tea was recorded after the polls.
On a TV channel Zafar was quoted as saying, “This is my job and I have been appointed as the MNA from here,” He said his main focus is to improve education Institutions system.
The PTI is the largest party in the Pakistan parliament, which secured 116 out of 272 general seats in the National Assembly in the July 25 general elections. Earlier this week, Fawad Chaudhry the spokesperson of PTI said, “Imran Khan will be elected prime minister of the country ‘within the first round’ of vote in the parliament.”
Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister on August 18, according to reports.