ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set September 30 as the last date of filing yearly statements of assets and liabilities for MNAs and MPAs. This is a mandatory requirement under Section 42A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and Section 25A of the Senate (Election) Act, 1975.
Members of the Senate, National Assembly and provincial assemblies of the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan are, therefore, required to submit in the ECP Secretariat yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, their spouses and dependents, duly signed on each page of the form by September, 30, 2017. Defaulters shall be suspended from respective seats of assemblies.
The prescribed forms are available, free of cost, from the ECP Secretariat, Islamabad and offices of provincial election commissioners in each province. Forms have already been sent to the Senate Secretariat, National Assembly Secretariat and secretariats of all the four provincial assemblies for facility of the parliamentarians.
Prescribed forms can also be downloaded from the ECP’s website.