ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday restored the membership of another 55 parliamentarians and allowed them to function as members of Senate, National Assembly (NA) and provincial assemblies on submission of their statements of assets and liabilities to the commission.
According to an ECP official, the parliamentarians, who were suspended over non-submission of their asset details, had now filed their statements of assets and liabilities and fulfilled the legal requirement in conformance with the relevant election laws.
He said that the parliamentarians, who had been allowed to function, included four senators, five MNAs, 32 members of Punjab Assembly, six members of Sindh Assembly and four members each of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and Balochistan Assembly.
It is pertinent to mention here that ECP had suspended the membership of 332 parliamentarians for non-submission of till their statements of assets and liabilities.
The Election Rules, 2017 provide that every member of an assembly and Senate would submit to the ECP on or before December 1st each year, a copy of his statement of assets and liabilities, including assets and liabilities of his spouse and dependent children, as on 30th day of June on Form B.
The election rules also provide that the commission on 16th day of January, by an order, suspend the membership of a member of an assembly and Senate who fails to submit the statement of assets and liabilities by 15th day of January and such member will cease to function till he or she files the statement of assets and liabilities.