ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the members of Parliament and provincial assemblies to submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities of themselves, their spouses and dependents by September 30.
According to ECP, the defaulters will be suspended from respective seats of assemblies.
It said that this was a mandatory requirement under Section 42A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and Section 25A of the Senate (Election) Act, 1975.
ECP also said that the prescribed forms were available, free of cost, from the Islamabad election commission secretariat and offices of the provincial election commissioners in each province. It added that forms had already been sent to the Senate Secretariat, National Assembly Secretariat and secretariats of all the four provincial assemblies for facilitation of parliamentarians.