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$418m corruption by Nawaz during his stints as PM: Book

PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif made financial gains of $418 million during his twice stints as Prime Minister of the country, according to a book entitled Capitalism’s Achilles Heel by Raymond W Baker.
The book is a dossier on the corruption of most dominated political families in the history including Nawaz Sharif and how they accumulated their properties, factories and enormous wealth.
According to the book, at least $160 million were pocketed by Nawaz Sharif during his first stint as the Prime Minister in the 1990, from a contract to build a highway from Lahore, his home town, to Islamabad, the nation’s capital.
At least $140 million in unsecured loans from Pakistan’s state banks. More than $60 million generated from government rebates on sugar exported by mills controlled by Mr. Sharif and his business associates.
At least $58 million skimmed from prices paid for imported wheat from the United States and Canada. In the wheat deal, Mr. Sharif’s government paid prices far above market value to a private company owned by a close associate of his in Washington, the records show. Falsely in?ated invoices for the wheat generated tens of millions of dollars in cash.
The book review went on to state that “The extent and magnitude of this corruption is so staggering that it has put the very integrity of the country at stake.”
Under Sharif, unpaid bank loans and massive tax evasion remained the favorite ways to get rich.
Upon his loss of power the usurping government published a list of 322 of the largest loan defaulters, representing almost $3 billion out of $4 billion owed to banks. Sharif and his family were tagged for $60 million.
Like Bhutto, offshore companies have been linked to Sharif, three in the British Virgin Islands by the names of Nescoll, Nielson, and Shamrock and another in the Channel Islands known as Chandron Jersey Pvt. Ltd. Some of these entities allegedly were used to facilitate purchase of four rather grand flats on Park Lane in London, at various times occupied by Sharif family members.
In 1999 Musharraf had Sharif probed, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison, but then in 2000 exiled him to Saudi Arabia. Twenty-two containers of carpets and furniture followed, and, of course, his foreign accounts remained mostly intact. Ensconced in a glittering palace in Jeddah, he is described as looking “corpulent” amidst “opulent” surroundings.

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    • Hanif Awan said:

      SHAME on this kind of ANSWER..Mr U AKHTER…….

    • Hussain Ali said:

      tumharay jisay log hi baad mein bohat rotay hain zardari ager bada chor hai to nawaz sharif chota choor hai ……………….. tumhare country mein koi aisa insan nahi hai ko corrupt na ho…… tum logon ne phele baday chor ko vote de dia aur ab chotay chor do vote deina chahtay hooo………… hamari awam hi farig hai………. aik laptop aur pullon pe vote cast kar dete hain…………. shameless citizens ………. iss liye to nawaz sharif jaisay log apko road bana kar de rahay hain aur laptop jis pe blue films dekho …… 🙂 khud hi socho jo student MA Punjabi par raha hai usko kiya zarorat hai laptop ki …….

    • Hussain said:

      tumharay jisay log hi baad mein bohat rotay hain zardari ager bada chor hai to nawaz sharif chota choor hai ……………….. tumhare country mein koi aisa insan nahi hai ko corrupt na ho…… tum logon ne phele baday chor ko vote de dia aur ab chotay chor do vote deina chahtay hooo………… hamari awam hi farig hai………. aik laptop aur pullon pe vote cast kar dete hain…………. shameless citizens ………. iss liye to nawaz sharif jaisay log apko road bana kar de rahay hain aur laptop jis pe blue films dekho …… 🙂 khud hi socho jo student MA Punjabi par raha hai usko kiya zarorat hai laptop ki …….
      special comments for Usman Akhter

  1. Ansari said:

    lolzz isn't it STINTS as PM instead of stunts :p

    • momina said:

      wen u perform its STINTS but wen u eat like a corrupt lion……..it becums STUNT

  2. Rizvi said:

    And they still came back to eat more…..I feel sorry for them what will they do on the day of judgement day…when Almighty ask them what they were doing…

    • Ajamal said:

      Greeds knows no boundary. Prophet, SAW said to the effect that man's desires are fulfilled only by the sand of his grave.

      • zardariButt said:

        his brother died few months back due to heart attack.. Had he taken all money in grave? Mayb nawaz think he will taken money in grave

  3. abaid said:

    Just want this bloody munafiq behind the bars:(

    • @khakankundi said:

      I want them in Dozakh instead of behind the barz … they can come out any moment from jails but they cant come out from Dozakh easily

  4. Salman Rasheed said:

    Pakistan is just source of income for Nawaz & Co. He is nothing but just a greedy coward beggar, mark my words this greedy and coward beggar Nawaz Sharif will run away one more time with all his looted wealth

  5. Chaudhry Boota said:

    only Punjabi army and Punjabi CJ to save us from corrupt politicians…

    • fn001 said:

      lakh laanat
      aisi soch tay.
      only pak army and pak cj

    • Janikhel said:

      Only a Pathan Army Chief and Pathan Preseident will them, Punjabi is good for Yes, Sir profession.

    • Jani Khel said:

      It is the Punjabi establishment that has eaten up the Country, Pakistan needs Jewish or Hindu Judges to put these Politiclowns in Maach Jail.

  6. faraz said:

    Not reliable source…
    taken from the controversial mubasher lucmans show …

    • Salman Zafar said:

      Lol… do you think a foreign writer will watch, translate and understand the mubashar lucman show to write a book???

      face the truth.

    • shaz niazi said:

      author of the book is reliable, remember sharif family did not challenge it in the court

  7. Hanif Awan said:

    He n his family is AMEER UL MUNAFEQEEN////////////////////How they talk against CORRUPTION ,when they are most CORRUPT politicians of PAKISTAN

    • amir yousafzai said:

      They are not the most corrupt politicians of the country.

  8. Faisal said:

    I feel pity to this nation , still people trust them and comments that no-way
    This people will bring them again to add some more million to Mr. Shrief 's wealth

  9. AVB said:

    Great we have the choice between the crooked Zardari and the crooked Sharif. I bet privately they have a competition to see who robs the most from the poor.

  10. HAMZA said:


  11. Mwaqar said:

    These corrupt politicians are criminals and should be hanged in Islamabad.

  12. Fatah said:

    Nawaz Sharif and Zardari are both corrupt and both should be executed for TREASON against the people of Pakistan.

    No to PPP. No to PML.

    No to NATO overflight. No to any relations with America.

    American Dollars are causing the problems in Pakistan.

    • Vision said:

      LOL !!! How come a currency causing problem in Pakistan????

      • shawn said:

        Economics. When the supply of money increases, but the production does not increase.. inflation increases. If you know what it means.

    • Demril Shaikh said:

      Laaanat teray mu pe…jo abhi bhi inki side le raha hai…laanat ho

  13. Hasan Viqar said:

    He should never return to power otherwise he and his extended family will once again rob Pakistan.

  14. Salman Zafar said:

    I already had no doubts about him. Now reconfirmed.

  15. Daddy said:

    Nawaz is done. He is history. This coming election is his last stand. He has been the biggest supporter of zardari. His support has kept ppp in govt. for the last four years. Zardari totally out smarted him and the bald headed joker still doesn't jnow what happened. We will need a bigger and thicker rope for his neck.

  16. Nelta John said:

    Zardari is corrupt, Sharif is corrupt Imran Khan will soon join then when he gets in power.

    • momina said:

      let him get in power first…………dont assume……….by the luks of it the way he is kept AWAY from power that very forces r scared of his INTEGRITY.

  17. Kumran said:

    What a thief! there’s nothing left of Pakistan! It’s fate is only corruption! Abuse of power! N droned regular by the bigger thiefs America!!

  18. Wajiha said:

    What is intriguing is why Nawaz Sharif has abandoned his policy of restraint vis-à-vis the PPP-led government, a restraint informed by the bitter experience of the military taking advantage of the politicians’ falling out to intervene and pack up the democratic system altogether. The restraint shown by Nawaz Sharif over the past four years may have earned him the sarcastic jibe of acting like a ‘friendly’ opposition, but it now appears he has allowed himself to be persuaded by the hawks in his party (led by Chaudhry Nisar and backed up by younger brother Shahbaz Sharif) to go all out against the government. The timing of the change is also intriguing, given that the country is in the run up to general elections. The opportunity for the turn has been presented by the contempt conviction of the prime minister by the Supreme Court but the PML-N has displayed its impatience with the legal and political process to be gone through before the verdict can take effect. Nevertheless, the argument that a street agitation may destabilise democracy, if not provide once again an opportunity to anti-democratic forces to wrap up the system per se has not lost its validity, historically or at the present conjuncture.

  19. ch.arshad said:

    imran god father mosharaf 8 year why did.t take action about that? Because this is only prapoganda .so i bealeve and trust from my deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepheart on sharif bro. STOP THIS ………FK……NON…….

    • shaz niazi said:

      please do not blame Imran for the mistakes of Musharaf.
      bottom line is Nawaz Sharif and zardari both are corrupt.
      simple proof search top 5 richest people of Pakistan on google you will the names of Nawaz Sharif and Zardai, when it comes to paying tax please check how much tax they paid during last 10 years, during one year Nawas Sharif paid only Rs5000 for the whole year BECHARA POOR NAWAZ SHAIF

    • naeem said:

      jahil ask your father nawaz sharif to sue this author… why he is quiet? hehehe

  20. Shahbaz Sharif said:

    Nawaz Sharif looks like a thief from his face.

  21. Sadaf Jamal said:

    One really laughs out loud when Mian Nawaz Sharif talks about corruption of others. He himself is the champion of corruption and still facing such charges and interestingly he has not been declared innocent in any of the case unlike Asif Zardari, who has been given clean chit by Judiciary after facing these charges for 11 years. Mian Sahib you even don’t have heart to face genuine charges for one year and I am sure you would lose your life if even put behind bars for one year. One should look into its own mirror before point finger towards others. Can you deny the following facts and figures?
    8.1 Rs. 1.5 billion loan was taken out by the Sharif brothers against the security of their company, Ittefaq Foundries
    8.2 Rs. 302 million were obtained for Brothers Sugar Mills
    8.3 Rs. 92 million for Brothers Textile
    8.4 Rs. 392 million for Brothers Steel Mills
    8.5 Rs. 102 million for Ramzan Sugar Mills and Khalid Siraj Textiles each
    8.6 Rs. 385 million for Ittefaq Sugar Mills
    8.7 Rs. 368 million for Ittefaq Textiles and
    8.8 Rs. 239 million were loaned to Ittefaq Brother.
    9. The Nawaz family which is now one of the richest in the country largely due to the largesse of Pakistani banks has unveiled its one billion rupee Raiwind Complex. Spread over an area of around a thousand acres it houses palatial residences, a 300 acre farm, a 500 bed hospital, a school, a medical teaching facility, 200 acre dairy farm, a 350 line telephone exchange, Polytechnic institute, Nursing and Midwifery school etc. The Sharifs who must really be minting money have built it all in 17 months at a cost of Rs 740 million. The Punjab government headed by a Sharif has chipped in by providing government-funded roads and forcibly purchasing land for papa Sharif.
    Isn’t it that pot calling the kettle blak?

      • Dr.M.M.Khan said:

        What would that accomplish? The facts are there if they are really facts. The question is what to do about it now–not after election. Pakistan seems tb ruled by a mafia of some sorts. It stinks at all levels!

    • amir yousafzai said:

      Clean chit to Zardari??? His case is still ongoing, and you must be blind of eye and mind if you can't see the extent of corruption by his party

  22. HIKMAT said:

    dont say anything …..VOTE FOR PTI………..IMRAN KHAN IS THE BEST

  23. Pro Truth said:

    Tried and tested thugs and shameless power grabbers only to loot more! keep them at the bay, vote them out, kick them out. Vote only for the best sincere people!

  24. Raheel said:

    i just failed to understand the logic of writer of this book….. he should simply answer one question…. if nawaz sharif did any corruption then how come purvez busharaf could not make any corruption against him? and he in order to support his illegal coup he had to come up with fake hijacking case

    • F Chaudhry said:

      Mentally challenged people like you must not be allowed to comment.

  25. A R Khan said:

    This can't be true. He has been for so many Hajjs and umras, plus he has spent a long time in the birthplace of Islam.

  26. Ikramullah Khan said:

    This and Much other corruption which didn't came on surface may amount to figures like in Billions becuase Corruption can't be measured if done in many mays and methods. i really hate Nawaz and his followers for creating illusions and causing loss to the Country . Vewry Corrupt Mafia Pls be aware of them now the things are on surface.

  27. MOC said:

    Why doesn't Nawaz Sharif sue Raymond Baker ? Serious serious allegation and Mr Sharif is quiet like a mouse.

  28. Patriot said:

    If you people want to read more on 'Sharifs', get hold of books:
    Judges & Generals in Pakistan VOL-I
    Judges & Generals in Pakistan VOL-II
    written by Inam R Sehri and recently printed in UK; go to amazon.

    From a stranger friend

  29. Zafar Minhas said:

    I think this a lie. Nawaz Sharif is in fact presently a national caliber leader. He is Highly Pro Pakistani. Mushraf had tried its level best to find the corruption of Mian sb but despite intensive enmity he could find any such practice. Had he find an of such illegality he would definitely charged him. The book has been written most probably on the instigation of some PPP personnel. Every body that the present Government has broken all the record of corruption and made the life of 18 crore peoples miserable. Half of the nation is in line of CNG from morning to evening. No electricity in this winter season too. Prices of essential commodities are touching to sky. Innocent citizens are being killed for no fault of them in drone attacks and other blasts. Leaders are just enjoying GULCHAREY. Que eta and Karachi are at last breath. KPK is under fear. Only Punjab has at some extent in peace. Shahbaz Sharif should be the next Prime Minister in any case if you want to save this country. Ch Nisar should be the chief Minister of Punjab and Chief Justice Iftikhar should be given an extension of more 5 years. I request my all brothers and sisters in Pakistan to kindly come forward and save Pakistan by exercising your precious vote in favor of PML (N). Pakistan Zindabad. Zafar Minhas Rawalpindi

  30. ali ahmed said:

    the honourable ……has turned blind eyes towards the corruption of Nawaz Shreef..b/c he sees with only one eye

  31. Ghulam Murtaza said:

    Is there any one who can summon him for this to explain his position?

  32. sana waheed said:

    ufffff man!! why these balch sheepx are rulling over us o.O
    they should kick out

  33. HAMZA said:


  34. Haris Farooq Wattoo said:

    He is not only a corrupt to core but also a non trust worthy person. Ask Arabs who were guarantee in his deal with Musharraf for 10 years out of politics and country but he cheated on Arabs and backtracked on a written agreement and came back to Pakistan.

  35. desi said:

    Any time we talk about the politicians like Sharif's or Zardari,Benazir and others,we mention corruption and how they must or should pay,well they are also very powerful,deep rooted so in reality they will never be touched because the money trail goes too far down.All we can ever do is talk about it show our displeasure and then on election day elect the same bad apples and years down the road talk about it again.Thats why the Sharif's are still here,Zardari is still the President of Pakistan,the "UNTOUCHABLES"

  36. Asim Iltaf said:

    According to the writer of this book information was given by rehman malik who is jhoton ka IG name given by imran khan.

  37. nasir said:

    nawaz has corruption written all over his face, the guy breathes and eats corruption. Biggest idiot and crook.

  38. @mumtazapiracha said:

    Nawaz Sharif is worth US$ 2 to 3 billions.

    Let NAB reopen all cases lying closed for the last five years presumably under a deal with Mr Zardari and earlier under a deal with Mr Musharraf to find out the facts and figures.

    Why is NAB keeping a lid on those cases but punishing others who have no political clout? Will Admr (r) Bokhari please answer it. He was head of 'Save Pakistan Coalition' with Good Governance Forum before he became NAB's chairman. He probably forgot to save Pakistan after his appointment in NAB.

    Let the State Bank of Pakistan open up all cases of bank loans since the privatization of Ittefaq Foundries under President Zia-ul-Haq tenure and come up with the truth.

    We must know the truth this time before the people go to polls. Enough is enough.

    Mumtaz A. Piracha
    Good Governance Forum
    email: [email protected]
    web: http://www.goodgovernanceforum.com
    –Leading the Way to the Challenge of Change in Pakistan

  39. HABIB HAYAT said:


  40. asl said:

    “Nausarbaz” Nawaz sharif declared his farm house consisting of 2500 kanals at Raiwind and at Muree as Prime Minister house in addition to a PM house at Islamabad and so a “teeka” of 500 million rupees inflicted on this poor nation on name of austerity!! He will not use flag (afraid of terrorist attack) costing Rs.100 only on his motorcar costing Rs. five crores on name of austerity. Height of “nausarbaazi”.

  41. jabir Tari said:

    We appreciate the Author's efforts but it is much more than he discovered

  42. engrsthussain said:

    I donot understand why the people of Pakistan are given the choice to vote for corrupt politicians,Who will bell the cat?Let us see how much Amir ul UMora will collect this tenure ,already Nadinpur power project is having Rs15 billion kickback news.How moch land money and power a man needs to become honest.Greed is moral diesce which has no cure.

  43. Afaq Khan said:

    Mr. Nawaz Shareef Carried 22 containers of carpets and furniture to Jeddah for a stay of 10 years, now let's see how much goods he would be able to carry to stay in the other world after death.

  44. david said:

    he is like a sweet poison which cannot be identified he has a large number of corruption cases in balochistan he had announced the gawadar port which had many million dollars project had not launched in his previous tenure but accounts had been clarified big big projects launched but not completed

  45. ego said:

    nAWAZ sHARIF plan to carry all BLACK & nation looted wealth in grave to washout his sins? these type of leaders have special quality a. greedy b.selfish c.corrupt d.not sincere with their promises e.never realized common man problem

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