46 parliamentarians yet to submit assets’ statements: ECP

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP):Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday said that as
many as 46 parliamentarians still failed to submit their statements
of assets and liabilities with the Commission.
An official of ECP said that till 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 National Assembly and members of four provincial
assemblies, who have 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 National Assembly, 371 members
Punjab Assembly, 168 members Sindh Assembly, 124 members KPK
Assembly and 65 members 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, that those parliamentarians who fail to
submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities, would be suspended
from respective seats of Senate or National or Provincial assemblies.