ISLAMABAD:Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday restored the membership of 29 parliamentarians on submitting their statements of assets and liabilities with the Commission.
An official of ECP said , the Commission has restored the membership of two senators, nine members National Assembly, eight members Punjab Assembly,two members Sindh Assembly,four members KPK Assembly and four members Balochistan Assembly.
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.—APP