Parliamentarians asked to submit yearly assets’ statements

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—Photo by Dawn


—Photo by Dawn

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the members of the parliament and provincial assemblies to submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents by September 30.

According to ECP, defaulters will be suspended from respective seats of assemblies.

It said that this is a mandatory requirement under Section 42A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and Section 25A of the Senate (Election) Act, 1975.

It said that the members of the Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies of the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have been asked to submit with the Election Commission Secretariat yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, their spouses and dependents duly signed on each page of the form by September 30, 2017.

It said that the prescribed forms are available, free of cost, from the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad and offices of Provincial Election Commissioners in each province.

It added forms have already been sent to the SenateSecretariat, National Assembly Secretariat and Secretariats of allthe four Provincial Assemblies for facility of parliamentarians.

The commission said that the prescribed forms can also be downloaded from the ECP’s website: www.ecp.gov.pk  .—APP