ISLAMABAD: Pardachaak, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suspended memberships of 154 federal and provincial assembly members for failing to submit assets and liabilities statements on Monday. The members resulted in cancellation of memberships by ECP
Under the sub-section (1) of Section 137 of the Elections Act 2017, with rule 137 of the Elections Rules 2017, both members of an assembly and Senate is required to submit a copy of their statement of assets and liabilities annually before December 31.
If the member of both Senate and assemblies flops to submit the documents, then the ECP, under sub-section 3 of Section 137, can suspend and adjourn their membership. It may be mentioned here that the membership will be reinstated once the assets and liabilities statements are submitted.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is among 52 lawmakers those were suspended in Punjab, while Nasir Hussain Shah Rizvi and 18 others have been disqualified from the Sindh Assembly.
48 Members of the National Assembly including Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, Ali Zaidi, Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, Dr Fehmida Mirza, Mohsin Dawar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has been suspended. While Members of Pakistan Senate Musadik Masood Malik, Kamran Michael, and Shamim Afridi’s membership has also been adjourned.
The ECP has suspended 26 members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, including Kamran Khan Bangash and six from the Balochistan Assembly, including Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind.