26 parliamentarians yet to submit assets’ statements – ECP

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday said that as many as 26 parliamentarians have still failed to submit their statements of assets and liabilities to the Commission.

An official of ECP said that until submission of statements of assets and liabilities, their membership will remain suspended.

He said that the Commission has restored the membership of those senators, members of National Assembly and members of four provincial assemblies, who have submitted yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses, and dependents.

He said that earlier the ECP had suspended 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 National Assembly, 371 members Punjab Assembly, 168 members Sindh Assembly, 124 members KP Assembly and 65 members Balochistan Assembly.

He said that eight seats were still 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. He added that the parliamentarians who fail to submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities would be suspended from respective seats of Senate, national or provincial assemblies.

 

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