ISLAMABAD: Out of 261 suspended parliamentarians, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday restored the membership of 29 after they submitted their statements of assets and liabilities to the electoral watchdog.
The ECP has restored the membership of two senators, nine members of the National Assembly, eight members of the Punjab Assembly, two members of the Sindh Assembly, four members of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly and four members of the Balochistan Assembly, according to an ECP official.
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He said that earlier the ECP had suspended the membership of these parliamentarians for not submitting their yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, their spouses and dependents.
He said presently there were a total of 1,174 parliamentarians, which included 104 Senators, 342 MNAs, 371 MPAs from Punjab, 168 MPAs from Sindh, 124 MPAs from K-P and 65 MPAs from Balochistan.
He said still eight seats were lying vacant in the Senate, national and provincial assemblies.
He said 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