639 parliamentarians submit assets statements: ECP

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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday said that 639 parliamentarians had submitted their yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents so far with the commission.
According to an official of ECP, out of total, 68 Senators, 198 members National Assembly, 177 members Punjab Assembly, 85 members Sindh Assembly, 64 members KPK Assembly and 47 members Balochistan Assembly had submitted their yearly statements with the ratio of 54.43 percent.
He said that still 528 parliamentarians did not submit their yearly statements included 34 Senators, 141 members National Assembly, 192 members Punjab Assembly, 83 members Sindh Assembly, 60 members KPK Assembly and 18 members Balochistan Assembly.
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 seven seats were lying vacant in Senate, national and provincial assemblies.
He said that the commission had directed the members of the parliament and provincial assemblies to submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents.
The defaulters would be suspended from respective seats of assemblies as 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.
He said that the prescribed forms were available, free of charge, from the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad and offices of Provincial Election Commissioners in each province.—APP

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