Dr. Asim Hussain is Allegedly the Richest Man on Earth with $88 Billion Wealth

US 88 billion Dollars. That is the figure that investigators in charge of prosecuting Dr. Asim Hussain, former chairman of HEC and owner of Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi, are accusing him of possessing.

To the average layman, such astronomical figures that are being quoted as the wealth that Dr. Asim Hussain possesses would very much end up placing him at the top of the Forbes list of the wealthiest individuals on the planet.

That would make Dr. Hussain even richer than Bill Gates or other high net worth billionaires.

Victim of Political Victimization or Guilty?

In the light of the release of the Panama Papers, the common man is fed up of how public representatives lie to them about their assets, which allegedly have been acquired through legal means according to the people with off-shore accounts.

In days like these,the investigators in charge of prosecuting Dr. Hussain on charges of terror financing, money laundering and more, have their work cut out for them. But seeing as how the public has responded to Panama leaks, the possibility exists that the amount quoted in the report prepared for trying Dr. Asim in the courts seems inflated allegedly.

The wealth that the former chairman of HEC possesses is yet to be proven in court, and it may seem that the investigators want to sway public opinion in their favor by quoting such high figures.

His case has drawn parallels with that of former OGRA charman Tauqir Sadiq who also had to face similar charges and was subjected to a media trial. In the end, nothing was proven against Mr. Sadiq for his involvement in looting the national exchequer.

Officials in charge of prosecuting Dr. Asim also revealed figures of Rs. 500 billion incurred by the doctor in acts of corruption allegedly. This figure amounts to 1/8th of the budget unveiled by Pakistan in the last fiscal year. As a close aide of former President Asif Zardari, Dr Asim also faces these charges. These figures also need to be investigated and backed up by proof in a court of law.

The question is, does this case have enough evidence to back up the claims made by the investigators? Or is it a matter of swaying public emotions to money allegedly siphoned off by Dr. Asim Hussain on one pretext or another? After all, even Bill Gates doesn’t have $88 billion in assets, unless everybody used original and licensed versions of Windows and Office.


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  • Bilal Iqbal

    What is the total wealth of the family having 34 off shore companies according to Panama leaks..

  • ledzaeem

    Itni b laut nai machi hoyi, Banda koi reasonable figure day daita hai, aur jo recovery ho ge wo kahan jaye ge? :D

  • Eli Ehsan

    the prosecutor’s source must be/has to be Sheikh Rasheed.. Surely…. :D

  • bring money back in that case

  • Civilized Citizen

    @admin: If you don’t buy/use licensed version of Windows and Office that doesn’t mean whole world also don’t. Microsoft also have other products to sell.

    • Arsalan Shah

      The admin never said he doesn’t buy licensed version of windows, if something, I can be sure that ProPakistani uses such windows in servers and their official website equipment due to several reasons, specially security and them being professional bloggers.

      The admin merely quoted a figure, and if you know, people in China use 80%+ pirated windows. Even brand new laptops and desktops are sold with counterfeit software. It’s not just Pakistan and Pakistanis who use such software, and the admin hasn’t even used the word ”whole world” or all Pakistan for that matter.

      • aamir7

        As a matter of fact, I have licensed windows. I use LibreOffice (which is free) instead of MS Office :-)

      • aamir7

        As a matter of fact, I have licensed windows. I use LibreOffice (which is free) instead of MS Office :-)

  • Bill

    Well, sigh!

  • jawad

    The prosecutors must have said 88 billion rupees. It can never be in dollars.

    • Ishtiaq

      He has at least 3 times more wealth then the mentioned $88 billion.

      • Taha Najam

        Yeah, no.

  • Mr U Asar

    There are other products that actually makes Microsoft money, being Azure platform, servers (around 20ish products), CAL’s, Hardware (Game Consoles and peripherals), Windows is likely to get free in future anyway (Ad supported) and when it comes to use of Pirated products, do you really think Microsoft isn’t aware of the situation? Even Adobe does, for they still dont put the hammer down as if they do, people will start using alternative products, so effecting their market share. No company wants that in competitive world today.

  • Mahfooz Ahmed

    why propk staff and not an individual who wrote the article :P

  • shujaswati

    Imagine the Zakkat on that ammount, ab to ghareeb bhi Oculus VR khareed sakty hain :p

  • Potato

    Nawaz Sharif must be feeling like an underachiever. At least he has got some competition.

  • na kar

    woooww. bhi 88$ billion mazak nahi. Dear prosecuters itno lambi bhi nahi chorte. 1-2 $billion banda man la lekin
    88 billion to 3 saal ka pakistan ka budget bhi nahi ha.

  • BILQEESKENCHI.PK

    Aamir sahab ko bhoooot opinions di but no response

  • taimur

    Clearly a paid article.. next time atleast try to write in a way that it dosent look too obvious paid job!

  • Mohammad Baig

    How he did earn this worth billions and billions tell the poor nation the very tricky game.

  • Mohammad Baig

    These are the rulers and the politicians who made the nation and the people the beggars but are respected even.