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Pakistan minister Mohsin Naqvi calls for inquiry into family’s properties in Dubai

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Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has called for an inquiry into the properties owned by his wife, Shajeel Memon, and other family members in Dubai. This demand comes after a report, ‘Dubai Unlocked,’ revealed that Naqvi’s family members own elite properties. Responding to the report, Naqvi emphasized his right as a businessman to invest his money where he chooses.

“My wife has a property in London. She had a property in Dubai in 2017 which she sold in 2023. I was not a public officeholder 10 years ago,” he stated, emphasizing that taxes have been paid on these properties. The leaked property data, which includes over 23,000 properties listed as belonging to Pakistani nationals up to the spring of 2022, shows Naqvi’s wife as an owner of a high-value property.

Naqvi defended the ownership of foreign properties, stating, “There is no illegality in investing abroad. Being a businessman, I will invest where I like.” He also urged the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate those who acquire offshore property illegally.

In the face of criticism on social media, Naqvi remained focused on service delivery, highlighting the need for Pakistan to support its businessmen, similar to India, where progress is not met with accusations of theft.

When questioned about other political matters, Naqvi suggested that statements made by KP Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur regarding taking over state buildings might be

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political, but warned that any such situation would be appropriately addressed. He also expressed awareness of the passport issuance backlog and pledged to work towards resolving the issue.

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