ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday restored the membership of 29 parliamentarians on submitting their statements of assets and liabilities with the commission.
An official of ECP said that the commission has restored the membership of two senators, nine members of the National Assembly, eight members of the Punjab Assembly, two members of the Sindh Assembly, four members of the Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and four members of the Balochistan Assembly.
Earlier, the ECP had ceased the membership of these parliamentarians for not submitting their yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents. The official said that presently there were total 1,174 parliamentarians included 104 senators, 342 members of the National Assembly, 371 members of the Punjab Assembly, 168 members of the Sindh Assembly, 124 members of the Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and 65 members of the Balochistan Assembly.
He said that still eight seats were lying vacant in the Senate, national and provincial assemblies. He 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, that those parliamentarians who fail to submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities, would be suspended from respective seats.