Political parties asked to submit assets detail by Saturday

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed all political parties to submit their statement of accounts for fiscal year 2014-15 by Saturday (Aug 29).

According to Election Commission, political parties have to submit a consolidated statement of accounts of the party, duly audited by a Chartered Accountant to the Election Commission after the close of every financial year.

The defying political parties would not be allowed to contest the elections of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) and Provincial Assemblies.

It is also added that the statements are required to be delivered to the Secretary, ECP through an office-bearer of the party, duly authorized by the party leader.

Article 13 of the Political Parties Order 2002, states that every political party has to submit a statement of accounts to ECP within 60 days from the closure of each financial year.

The statements received through post, fax, courier service or any other mode would not be entertained.

For this purpose, prescribed printed forms are available free of cost in the ECP Secretariat, Islamabad and in the offices of PECs, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Source: APP