PERC for placing MPs assets details on ECP website

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Mian Arshad

Islamabad—The Parliamentary Electoral Reforms Committee (PERC), Monday, took strong notice of removal of Parliamentarians’ assets details from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) website. The Secretary ECP informed the Committee that the Commission had observed that posting of such details was not required by the law.
However, PERC unanimously recommended to the ECP that in the interest of transparency the assets details of the parliamentarians be posted back on the website at the earliest.
PERC met here with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here and committee was informed that European Union Electoral Follow-up Mission had submitted its final report, to the Chairman of the PERC, through the EU Ambassador on Saturday, 16th April, 2016. The Report was introduced in the Committee, which referred it to the Sub-Committee for review and appropriate action.
The Committee also took note of the difficulties being faced by public due to blocking of their CNICs for various reasons and appointed a Sub-Committee under the Convenership of Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, MNA to examine all complaints relating to blocked CNICs with a view to ensuring that these are regularized as early as possible. The Sub-Committee would present its report to the main Committee within a month.
During the meeting 6th report of the sub-committee of PCER after their 55th meeting, was presented by Zahid Hamid. The meeting was informed that the draft of the unified electoral law as well as the related rules have been finalized, and currently are under final review. Once passed by the Parliament after due process, the unified election law and the rules will form the Election Manual.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on the occasion thanked all the members for their active participation in the deliberations of the Committee and hoped that they would keep contributing their best for bringing improvement and transparency in the electoral system of the country.

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