ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday said that as many as 46 parliamentarians have failed to submit their statements of assets and liabilities with it.
“Till submission of statements, their membership will remain suspended,” said an official of the ECP.
He said that the Commission had restored the membership of those senators, MNAs and MPAs who had submitted their yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents.
He said that 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.
He 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 KPK Assembly and 65 members of the Balochistan Assembly. He said that still eight seats were lying vacant in 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.